Taco de Paco trucks to bring food to children in EBR, Plaquemines, Jefferson starting March 23

Three O’Clock Project, a local nonprofit in partnership with Taco de Paco food truck and other community groups will feed children in three communities starting Monday, March 23 to fulfill a service need due to school closures.

Families with the children 18 years old and younger can receive meals by mobile delivery or at a site. In East Baton Rouge, food trucks will make deliveries at more than 40 apartments, parks, churches, and schools listed at Threeoclockproject.org. The following sites will have Taco de Paco trucks in three parishes:

Schedule of mobile food truck deliveries in EBR from the Three O'clock Project.
Schedule of mobile food truck deliveries in EBR from the Three O’clock Project.

East Baton Rouge Parish

  • MLK Jr. Community Center​ | 4000 Gus Young Ave.
    • M-F | 11am-1pm
    • breakfast and lunch
  • Empower225 | 4829 Winbourne Ave.
    • M-F | ​10am-12pm
    • breakfast and lunch

Jefferson Parish

  • East Jefferson YMCA | 6691 Riverside Dr., Metairie
    • M-F | 3pm-5pm​
    • breakfast and lunch

Plaquemines Parish

      • Belle Chasse YMCA
        • M-F | 3pm-5pm​
        • lunch
      • Buras YMCA
        • M-F | 11:30am-1:30pm​
        • breakfast and lunch
      • Port Sulphur YMCA
          • M-F | 11:30am-1:30pm​
          • breakfast and lunch

Here is the delivery route.

“A guardian can pick up a meal for a child. Walk ups will be allowed, we will have tables spaced 10 feet apart for participants to grab a meal and go,” said Emily Chatelain, executive director of the Three O’clock Project.

They have prepared to distribute estimated 20,000 meals as the state and nation continues the fight against COVID-19.

The Three O’Clock Project shared a menu that includes staples like red beans and rice, sausage, cornbread, and an apple.

Since 2016, the Three O’Clock Project has partnered food vendors and the community to provide healthy meals at no cost to after school organizations and summer programs.

“It has been such a great help to my family.  It is going to allow me to better budget the little money that I have while ensuring that my babies get good, delicious food,” said Carolyn Johnson.

By Ezekiel Wright
Contributing Writer

ONLINE: www.threeoclockproject.org for updated meal delivery sites.