SARDI Family & Human Sciences

Second Harvest Food Bank: Makin' Groceries

Second Harvest Food Bank is bringing quality groceries to underserved amd at-risk communities. The Makin' Groceries Mobile Market is designed to assist areas known as food deserts by providing fresh produce at discounted prices.

The mobile grocery store has several pop-up shops throughout Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St.Martin, and Vermillion parishes. The pop up times vary but the market is usually open from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Produce is sourced from local farms as much as possible to help Acadiana farmers continue their craft. Second Harvest aims to help the community in as many ways as possible.


Healthy St. Landry Alliance:
  • Healthy St. Landry was established to create an alliance of community partners who will engage, empower and educate St. Landry Parish residents for an improved and sustained quality of life.
  • Nutritional information will is provided along with healthy cooking food demonstrations for citizens. 


Family Management - Finance & Health Literacy:
  • Increase health practices amongst males

  • Improve family health and wealth practices

  • Increase fruit and vegetable intake

  • Reduce medical costs

  • Reduce childhood obesity

  • Improve family budgeting

  • Financial Aid assistance/ College Readiness
  • Homeownership Guidance
  • Mental Health Awareness
Emergency Preparedness:
  • Prepare families for all disasters occurring in Louisiana

  • Assist families in creating a plan that enables them to be safe during disasters.

For more information, contact:

Stacey P. Nevills, MPA, MM
Extension Educator, FCS Parenting (SARDI)
1209 Diesi Street
Opelousas, LA 70570
Office: (337) 943-2410

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