Focus Foods, a Baton Rouge-based frozen meal producer under contract with the Lafayette Parish School System, has announced emergency plans to compensate for running out of food due the surprisingly positive turnout on Saturday, June 12. Meal boxes for families who were unable to pick up on Saturday will be available at each of the distribution centers on Monday, June 14 from 2pm – 6pm.
“We regret our misunderstanding of the turnout we saw on Saturday – plain and simple,” according to Jeff Landry, founder and CEO of Focus Foods. “We use every tool at our disposal to anticipate the weekly turnout at each of our distribution centers. On Saturday, we were prepared to serve twice the number of families than we served the previous week, and we still ran short. At least two sites had run out of frozen entrees by 1:00pm, so we made the decision to shut down and return on Monday with additional complete meal kits. We apologize to the community for this inconvenience, and we will strive to improve our forecasting with this valuable lesson learned.”
Focus Foods will be operating these one-time emergency meal box distribution sites Monday, June 14, from 2:00 pm – 6:00pm at the following locations:
- Acadiana High School, 315 Rue Du Be’Lier, Lafayette
- Alice Boucher Elementary School, 400 Patterson St., Lafayette
- Live Oak Elementary School, 3020 N. University Ave., Lafayette
- Southside High School, 312 Almonaster Rd., Youngsville
Emergency distribution sites will operate Monday, June 14.