Entergy Customer Service Representative Eunice Harris presented a $2500 check to Gene Hayman, President and Volunteer of the Bogalusa Help Center recently. “Entergy has always been a sponsor of food pantries throughout the areas it serves, especially during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Seasons”, says Harris. “It’s just good to spread the joy of giving to those in need.”
“The Center helps to feed approximately 5000 families each year. That’s about 8000 hungry mouths”, says Hayman. Most bags contain between seven and eight cans of vegetables, bread, meat, rice, cornmeal, and bananas. A family of three or more gets two bags.
Recipients are qualified as low income, elderly, or just those in need. For Christmas, the Center gives a five-lb. hen, cranberry sauce, cake mix, canned sweet potatoes and anything extra that is donated.