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When her neighbors are in need, LaShauna is quick to lend a helping hand. During the COVID-19 pandemic, with many residents facing food insecurity for the first time, she helped deliver donated food directly to her neighbors’ front doors.

“We knocked on 350 doors and delivered food boxes and resources to every one of the residents in that area,” she said.

LaShauna is co-president of ML & Trip Outreach Center in Indianapolis, one of the organizations involved in a substantial food canvassing effort last April. The outreach center, a collaboration with her husband Fletcher, is a trauma-focused, multi-layered community center, especially for at-risk youth. It offers programs, resources, mentoring, mental health support, and alternative education in a safe learning environment.

Increasing food access in the community is another key component of the mission.

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