Salvation Army provides thousands of free meals for storm victims
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Thousands of Southern Louisiana residents have taken advantage of free hot meals from the Salvation Army.
Salvation Army currently operates around a dozen mobile feeding stations in areas hit by Hurricane Isaac.
The group's facility on Airline Highway prepares hot and cold meals that get distributed to seven sites around the region.
It has made nearly 6,000 meals a day since the storm hit on Tuesday, including approximately 1,400 going to Baton Rouge residents.
"I've noticed a lot of people down here," said Joe Anthony, who was waiting in line for lunch on Sunday, "and it looks like they're in need of assistance, and I've been kind of guiding people down this way, myself, because they've, some of them don't got electricity right now, or electrical, or none of that stuff."
Salvation Army decided not to put a limit on the number of meals people could pick up at one time. Some are taking food home to their friends and family, while others are stockpiling so they do not have to keep returning throughout the day.