Winn-Dixie partners with Saints players to host mobile pantry in LaPlace

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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 13: A New Orleans Saints helmet is seen on the bench during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on October 13, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

LaPLACE, La (BRPROUD) – Winn-Dixie has partnered with local organizations and Saints football players to provide a mobile pantry for those in St. John the Baptist Parish on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m.

The mobile pantry will be at the St. John Community Center located at 2900 U.S. 51 in LaPlace, La.

Up to 1,000 families will be offered food itmes such as canned goods, fresh produce, ice and water. Cleaing supplies such as bleach, diapers and wipes will also be offered.

Second Harvest Food Bank, the Terron Armstead Foundation, the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and Saints football players Alvin Kamara, Cam Jordan, Demario Davis, Jameis Winston and Chauncey Gardner-Johnson have all helped to bring relief aid, “to one of the most devastated areas of Southeast Louisiana and local communities still struggling to recover,” an official press release said.

Southeastern Grocers, Winn-Dixie’s parent company, will give checks to the American Red Cross for $170,000. This money was raised through the company’s Hurricane Ida community donation program. A donation to Second Harvest Food Bank for $25,000 in honor of Hunger Action Month will also be given.

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