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Food ministry undergoing renovations

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- A local ministry dedicated to fighting hunger is undergoing renovations. News Channel Five's Crystal Whitman visited their temporary location with more about what's going on.

"A lady brought in tomatoes and we get cucumbers and we put them to good use so along with canned goods that are sorted out by the Thursday crew and up and used," said volunteer director John McLure.

It's the Manna House's mission to help those in need, but major renovations taking place at their Lee Street location in Alexandria forced them to relocate.

"We are remodeling a very old building starting with taking up the floors and knocking out the walls," said McLure.

The organization is currently operating out of a temporary location at the corner of Third and Broadway.

Their mission is to welcome those who are in need of a warm nutritious meal, 365 days a year.

"It's open to the public. Open to the people that need to come on in and that they can just come on in and feel free to enjoy," said volunteer Alice Gordon.

While it may be a challenging time economically for non-profit organizations,  volunteers at the Manna House say they are determined to keep their mission going.

"Oh I feel so good coming here and just loving on the people and it's so much it's just a beautiful spirit that's in here to make you just want to love out you know."

"Some of the people here would like for us to be here in addition but maybe that's for another day."

Staff at the Manna House hope to move back from it's temporary place to their permanent home on lee street in about three months.

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