ASAP collecting food for families in need

Published 10:26 am Monday, November 21, 2022

With soaring food prices pushing food banks to the brink of empty shelves this holiday season, the popular delivery service ASAP, formerly known as Waitr, is asking for help. ASAP has announced it is teaming with local restaurants to collect non-perishable food donations to help feed families in need during the holidays.

Starting Tuesday, items can be dropped off in the donation bins at each participating restaurant until Christmas Week during their regular business hours. ASAP will then deliver all the collected food items to a local food bank.

ASAP has partnered with these Lake Charles-area restaurants for the month-long drive:

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Maplewood Burgers
(Three locations)

4453 Nelson Road
Lake Charles

1355 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy Suite 115
Moss Bluff

4124 Maplewood Drive Sulphur

Crust Pizza
3479 Nelson Road
Lake Charles

The M Bar Sports Bar
& Grill

3231 Kirkman St.
Lake Charles

The most-needed food bank items include proteins (canned tuna, dried or canned beans, soup, peanut butter), grains (high-fiber cereal, oatmeal, pasta, rice), canned fruits and vegetables, and milk (shelf-stable, evaporated and dry).

In addition to the drop-off locations, those ordering from their favorite restaurant using the ASAP app or website will have the option to click the donation banner to provide a monetary donation. ASAP will match a portion of all the customers’ donations.

Those donating food or money will receive a coupon code for five dollars off their next order with ASAP. You will also be placed in a drawing to win an autographed helmet of NFL Legend Drew Brees, or hundreds of dollars in credits for future orders.