Students and alumni from McNeese State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences are giving back in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura by preparing and serving free meals to Southwest Louisiana residents.
Thanks to a partnership with the Louisiana Pork Producers Association, JBS Pork and Smithfield Foods Inc., McNeese hopes to serve over 2,000 hot meals through Saturday.
On Thursday and Friday, students and alumni prepared smoked pork sausage dogs donated by Smithfield in a mobile kitchen provided by the National Pork Board. They plan to prepare another 900 smoked sausage dogs as well as pork loin sandwiches donated by JBS USA on Saturday.
“It has been inspiring to see everyone from the community come together during this difficult time and support each other as we begin rebuilding,” says college dean Dr. Chip LeMieux. “McNeese is honored to be a part of this effort and we are grateful for the support and work of our sponsors and volunteers. We want to invite everyone from the community to come and enjoy a meal with us,”
Food will be served in front of Gayle Hall on Ryan Street from Noon-2 p.m. for lunch and 4-6 for p.m. for supper.