Students, community group help collect donations at Ponchatoula High

Students, community group help collect donations at Ponchatoula High

PONCHATOULA, LA (WAFB) - People who were impacted by recent floods are in serious need of assistance and a community organization in Ponchatoula came up with one way to help out.

The Ponchatoula Jaycees partnered with other local organizations to collect, sort and distribute non-perishable food, toiletry items, furniture and school uniforms.

Volunteers were out collecting donations at Ponchatoula High Tuesday.

Those volunteers included students who were spending their spare time making sure their classmates had everything they need to get back to the books.

"It's just an incredible feeling knowing you can help so many people by just doing small stuff," said Jaci Cooper, a student at Ponchatoula High.

Anyone who wants to help can drop off donations at a few different locations:

Our Daily Bread Food Bank 

  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Collecting non-perishable food and toiletry items
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Thursday, March 15 between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">(985) 320-8299
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Located at 1006 W Coleman Ave, Hammond, LA 70403

Woodland Park Baptist Church

  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Collecting cleaning supplies, baby goods like disposable diapers, and furniture
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Contact (985) 345-4013 or for hours of donations and volunteer times
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Located at 1909 J.W. Davis Drive, Hammond, LA 70403

Ponchatoula FFA Chapter 

  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Collecting School uniforms and school supplies
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Drop off at Ponchatoula High School
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Please contact Kendra Keen at (985) 320-8752 for drop off times

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