St. John Parish Government officials, staffers donate to those in need
Published 12:03 am Tuesday, December 25, 2018
LAPLACE — Approximately 30 families received food boxes or baskets this year as part of a St. John the Baptist Parish Government-led holiday service project.
“There is as much joy in giving as there is in receiving, especially during this time of year,” Parish President Natalie Robottom said.
“Many of us are very fortunate and take great pride in serving the community and being able to give back to the community we serve. I want to thank Parish employees and officials for their contributions and wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.”
According to St. John Communications, Robottom and her staff, Parish Council members and Assessor Lucien Gauff personally donated and purchased items in what has become an annual tradition during the parish president’s tenure.
Parish officials and employees also team up to assemble food boxes and baskets for families in greatest need.
In the spirit of giving, donations of non-perishable food items, holiday fixings, children’s activities and more were distributed Thursday morning to families identified by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Gift cards to local grocers were also donated for each selected family to receive so they could buy a turkey or ham.