CENTRAL, LA (WAFB) - A group of restaurant owners from the Covington area cooked up some free meals Friday night for fans at the Central High football game.
Brent Belsom organized the "Caravan of Chefs" after seeing the flooding from the Baton Rouge area on television. Belsom owns the Abita Springs Café.
He said that people from the North Shore know all too well the impact powerful storms can have.
"The Baton Rouge, Denham Springs area has always been our security and refuge during those storms. So to see our rock flooded, it was really heartbreaking for us, and the people that have helped us out so much over the years, we could not stand by and let them suffer alone," Belsom said.
This was not the first time the group has set up shop. Over the past three weeks, they have passed out more than 20,000 meals across the flood zone, including in Denham Springs, Walker, and St. Amant.
All the food they cook is donated. Friday's menu included chicken, corn, and other vegetables.