Come out and pick your perfect pumpkin, and get photographed for free during our 11th annual food drive benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and Acadiana at the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church Pumpkin Patch. While monetary donations or donations of non-perishable food items will be gladly accepted, they are not required to receive a photograph. Marianne and Steve will be on hand to create free commemorative photos of children and families during their visit. Your photos will be inset into a Halloween themed template and delivered via email. Photographs will be taken Friday October 14th from 3:00pm until 6:00pm and on Sunday October 16th from 11:00am until 5:00pm.
Last year, our efforts working with St. Martin’s at this event resulted in donations of cash and food capable of providing over 3,800 meals to the community. We are stretching our goal once again this year and hoping to be able to raise enough funds and non-perishable food to provide at least 4,000 meals. With recent inflationary pressures there has never been a greater need in our community.
This will be the 11th Annual Food Drive for our studio! What started as a small way for us to meet more families when we were first starting our business has blossomed into a community event that we are very proud to bring forth year after year. Giving back to the community is one of the core values of our business, and to give back to a cause that helps eliminate food insecurity in our community is extremely rewarding to us. We believe that everyone is capable of doing some small thing to give back, and we like to say that what we can do is feed people with our cameras. Even small events like ours add up to big results when everyone pitches in!
The Pumpkin Patch is located at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA.