Check out’s great story on the official kick-off of Lafayette’s new Healthy Living Club, a Challenge Grant partner uniting 20 community organizations to promote healthy living programs throughout the region (excerpt below):

“It’s just so exciting to see Lafayette coming together, and for them to get this grant to be able to provide more healthier options, it has a rollover effect,” said Lemel Jones, executive director of FoodNet-The Greater Acadiana Food Bank, at Thursday’s kickoff event at Clark Field.

The partnership program was made possible by a $1 million “Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana” grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, which awarded the funds to the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette last fall. Another $1.4 million was raised by community partners and in-kind contributions.

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