Helping to give our Early Head Start families a fulfilling Thanksgiving holiday.

Early Head Start is hosting its annual Days of Thanksgiving from October 16 to November 13, 2023!

Individuals can drop off at United Way of Acadiana’s office. See locations, supplies needed below, and Amazon Wishlist here.

Please contact Macy Augustine at with any questions.

Why Donate?

According to the 2017 ALICE report, 1 in 2 local families is living from paycheck to paycheck, and cannot afford any unexpected charges.

This holiday season, we want to provide local families with the means to provide nutritious meals for themselves and their children without worry about how they will afford it.

Drop Off Locations:

United Way of Acadiana
215 E. Pinhook Rd., Lafayette

Lafayette Early Head Start Center
1515 Jefferson St., Lafayette

Abbeville Early Head Start Center
802 S St. Valerie St., Abbeville

all Home Bank locations

Food Items Eligible for Donation:

Beans (Dry/Canned)

Beets (Canned)

Boxed desserts (Cake and Brownie Mix, Icing)

Boxed Mashed Potatoes

Canned Fruits

Canned Vegetables

Cornbread Mix

Cranberry Sauce






Stuffing (Boxed)

Dish Soap

Oven Bags

Plastic Utensils

Saran Wrap

Ziploc Bags