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Cajun Army aims to serve 20,000 meals for 'Operation SupaChickn.'

2 months 2 days 13 hours ago October 01, 2016 Oct 1, 2016 Saturday, October 01 2016 October 01, 2016 9:13 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – The Cajun Army returned to Baton Rouge Saturday. Their mission: feed 20,000 people for "Operation SupaChickn."

Saturday afternoon they served up chicken on a stick dinners to residents in North Baton Rouge. 

"We're here today just to shower love on this community," Cajun Army founder Chris King said. "To serve them, to come together despite racial lines or socioeconomic lines, just make a bold statement about how we should be living in the community with each other."

The army of volunteers from around the state cooked up 10,000 pounds of chicken at Hope Methodist Church. 

"What an awesome thing to do," Regina Wydert said. "To feed 20,000 people. To see it brought to life is what really brought me here.

The Cajun Army was one of the first groups on the ground in Baton Rouge after August's historic flooding. Since then they have helped gut homes and fed needy flood victims.

"The people that are left are the least, last, lost and lonely and that's who the Cajun Army is here to serve," King said.

Mayor Kip Holden also delivered a special proclamation at the event.

"We also named this SupaChickn Day because they are serving all of this chicken meals to let people know they are loved and cared for," Holden said.

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