Peoples Health & local partners host Thanksgiving meal drive-thru for St. Charles Parish seniors

Published 12:41 pm Monday, November 15, 2021

LULING — To give back this holiday season, Peoples Health has joined forces with Second Harvest Food Bank and the St. Charles Council on Aging to help local seniors celebrate Thanksgiving.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, St. Charles Council on Aging senior center members will be able to pick up meals with a safe and socially distanced drive-thru event at the Luling Activity Center, located at 145 Angus Drive.

After the event, around 350 meals will be delivered to homebound seniors in St. Charles.

Peoples Health is the proud sponsor of the 10th annual Second Harvest Food Bank Thanksgiving and Holiday Meals for Seniors program. This program provides more than 6,000 traditional holiday meals to local seniors in need. The food is prepared at Second Harvest Community Kitchen and distributed to locations across south Louisiana.

Food insecure seniors have a variety of special considerations, including nutrient requirements, ability to prepare meals and accessibility to food stores. Many require a variety of avenues for food assistance. Food insecurity also emanates after natural disasters, and this area was heavily impacted by Hurricane Ida. By hosting this event, Peoples Health and Second Harvest Food Bank are able to offer nutritious, easy-to-prepare holiday meals for seniors to enjoy at home.

Please visit peopleshealth.com for more information about Peoples Health and the Medicare annual enrollment period.

Established in 1994, Peoples Health serves more than 85,000 people in Louisiana through a variety of Medicare Advantage plans. Peoples Health Medicare Advantage HMO and HMO D-SNP plans are NCQA accredited and have been rated 5 out of 5 stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for 2022. Founded by physicians and part of UnitedHealthcare, the company administers and provides a unique approach to wellness, care coordination and support services for Louisiana seniors and other beneficiaries. Peoples Health supports many social, cultural, athletic and health organizations. Visit peopleshealth.com for more information.

Second Harvest Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger and building food security in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food to community members in need through 500+ partners and programs across a 23-parish service territory of South Louisiana. Second Harvest serves as the largest anti-hunger network in the state. With our community’s help, we can make food security a reality for every household in South Louisiana. 

Second Harvest Food Bank is an affiliated ministry of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, a member of Feeding America, and a United Way Partner Agency. To join us in the fight to end hunger, please visit no-hunger.org. Follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/2ndHarvestGNOA; like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/2ndHarvestGNOA; follow us on Instagram at @2ndHarvestGNOA.