Local residents who temporarily need help getting food on the table now have another option, thanks to their neighbors.

Earlier this month, a blessing box was installed in Thibodaux. Blessing boxes are miniature food pantries where people can drop off non-perishable foods and other goods for others to pick up anonymously.

The idea came from Jill Krzycki, a member of the Live Healthy Thibodaux work group, according to Becky Gautreaux, area nutrition agent for the LSU AgCenter, the group’s lead facilitator.

“Jill, our workgroup member, saw it (blessing boxes) on the news or NPR,” Gautreaux said. “She is a small farmer, meaning that she has too much produce to just give to family and friends and too little to sell at the market. So, she asked, ‘how could we build something to give to needy families?’ ”

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