52%: Church feeds 1,200 people in coastal Alabama town with population of only 2,300 — “They’ve all been directly affected by the Gulf oil spill”


Alabama and the Oil Spill: Bayou la Batre, WBHM, December 23, 2010:

They're black, white, Hispanic, Laotian, Cambodian, and Vietnamese. They all live in and around this South Alabama community. They're all either unemployed, live on supplemental security incomes, or receive food stamps. And they've all been directly affected by the Gulf oil spill. ...

Daphne German co-founded the church and the food pantry in 2006. ...

"I was working at a shrimp processing shop, and since then, work's really slowed down. No work. And I've got a baby on the way, I've got two step daughters, I need all I can get."

That's Wayne Reid. He's one of the roughly 1,200 people the food pantry now feeds a couple of times each month. It's astonishing, really, considering the population of Bayou la Batre is only about 2,300.

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