Photo Feature: United Sikhs partner with Second Harvest Food Bank

Published 8:24 am Monday, September 20, 2021

LAPLACE — A partnership between the United Sikhs and Second Harvest Food Bank led to an amazing display of humanitarian aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

The United Sikhs, an international disaster response group affiliated with the United Nations, have assembled a team of volunteers in LaPlace to distribute hot meals, water, cleaning supplies and more beginning at 11 a.m. daily at the Choice International Family Outreach Center, located at 516 E. Airline Highway in LaPlace.

On Saturday, a mile-long line of cars was stationed alongside Airline Highway, showing that the community’s need for food and supplies is still great.

Two Second Harvest trucks delivered a total of 18 pallets of fresh produce, canned goods and hygiene items. In addition to four crates of bottled water, items donated by Second Harvest included strawberries, potato salad, cases of canned tuna, pinto beans, wild rice, applesauce, hand soap and baby wipes.

More than 25 volunteers were present.

“I would like to thank Second Harvest for their partnership and look forward to working together to help the residents of LaPlace get back on their feet,” said Gurpreet Singh, CEO of United Sikhs. “I would also like to thank all of the dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly in the rain to help the residents.”