Nov 23, 2009 9:28 AM by sleonard
Renovations are underway on a 90-year-old building in Lafayette north.
An old façade is getting a face-lift.
The old Boustany department store will soon be the new home of the Saint Joseph's Diner--a pantry serving up meals for Lafayette's homeless, getting an upgrade from their current facility just up the road on Simcoe.
Kim Boudreaux and Bill Charbonnet work with the Lafayette Catholic Service Center which runs the diner.
Work is underway to create the dining room, where about 60,000 meals will be served every year.
Continuing the pantry's tradition, the new diner will serve noon meals to the hungry and that's not all, in addition they will be able to serve St. Joseph's shelter for men and St. Michael's Center for Veteran's for breakfast and dinner.
An upgraded property to bring upgraded service to those who need it most. If all goes as scheduled, the new St. Joseph's Diner should be open by March of next year.