BATON ROUGE – LSU track and field student-athletes Meghan Charbonnet, Roger Cooke, Katie Stevenson and Anthony Whitaker volunteered their time over the weekend at St. Vincent de Paul Place. The four student-athletes served food to the patrons in the dining hall for two hours.
“It was an eye opening experience for the four of us, teaching us how privileged we are and how important it is for us to serve those less fortunate than us,” Charbonnet said. “We had a lot of fun and will definitely be returning.”
St. Vincent de Paul aids the most vulnerable members of our community. The organization has been actively striving to understand and fulfill the needs of the poor within Baton Rouge and the surrounding community since 1865.
Through its various programs, St. Vincent de Paul reaches out to those in need to provide hot meals to those who would otherwise go hungry, warm beds to those who would have no place to sleep, medications to those who could not afford them on their own and the mandatory uniforms that children need to attend school.