Mighty Moms Announces Ramped Up Efforts to Provide Free Food for Needy Families in Livingston Parish
DENHAM SPRINGS, La. – Mighty Moms, a non-profit organization that provides food and hygiene items for children, is announcing it is expanding its “Give & Take” barrels and containers throughout Livingston Parish to increase access to free food for families in need of provisions during the governor’s “shelter-in-place” order.
Dawn Birdsong, founder of Mighty Mom’s and board president, said volunteers are limited in their ability to deliver food packages directly to families at this time because of concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but they are implementing counter measures and asking for community members to help.
“We are increasing the number of food barrels we have at strategic sites across the parish. We are working with our locations to make these ‘Give & Take” barrels available to outdoor walk-up traffic. These containers will be filled with non-perishable food items that needy families can take. This will allow families to access provisions without the need for human-to-human contact,” Birdsong said.
Birdsong said volunteers anticipate having the barrels filled and distributed across the parish by noon on Wednesday (March 24). She asked donors to take their items directly to the barrel or container closest to them to minimize contact and exposure with others. The locations include:
Bethlehem Baptist 29350 S. Montpelier Rd. Albany
Christ's Community 26574 Juban Rd. Denham Springs
Colyell Baptist 19524 La 42 Livingston
James Drug Store 257 Florid Ave SE Denham Springs
Judson Baptist 32470 Walker North Rd. Walker
First Baptist D.S. 27735 La 16
Live Oak Baptist 35603 Coxe Ave Denahm Springs
One Life 24603 Walker South Rd. Denham Springs
Satsuma Baptist 29880 S. Satsuma Rd. Livingston
The barrels are located outside and under a canopy or covering.
GIVE what you can, TAKE what you need!!