Volunteer partnership donates to food project _lowres

Photo provided by SANDRA CAVALIER -- Foster Grandparent volunteers, first row from left, Marie Wren, Debra Wascom, Faye Courtney, Liz Stafford, Dora Town, Evelyn Palazzo, Billie Coburn, Sylvia Bourgeois and Program Director Sandra Cavalier; and second row, Leatrice Clark, Elizabeth Barrett, Sue Menier, Jeannie Terrell, Ounida Allemont, Verna Aydell, Doris Fletcher and Mary Kennard collect food for the Mighty Moms' Full Tummy Project on Jan. 16 in Livingston Parish.

Members of the Quad Area Community Action Agency’s Foster Grandparent Program partnered with the Mighty Moms on Jan. 16 to benefit the Full Tummy Project. The partnership was done as the grandparent’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service Project, a news release from the Quad Area Community Action Foster Grandparent Program said.

Foster Grandparents from Livingston Parish collected food to donate to the Full Tummy Project, a program that provides children in the Livingston Parish schools, who are in need of food on the weekends, with individual snack bags. The food is delivered to schools on Fridays, the release said. The Full Tummy Project is providing food to approximately 450 students each week.

Foster Grandparent Program volunteers serve 20 hours per week with students in schools in Livingston Parish, the release said. The foster grandparents receive a non-taxable stipend of $2.65 per hour, travel reimbursement to and from each school, daily meals while volunteering and accident insurance.

To learn more about the Foster Grandparent Program, call Sandra Cavalier at (225) 686-3811.