Cleco donates $5,000 to Manna House to help feed those in need

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PINEVILLE, La. March 2, 2021 – Today, Cleco Power presented a check for $5,000 to Manna House in Alexandria whose mission is to feed those in need.  

For more than 30 years, Manna House has provided nutritious meals to people of all ages, including homeless individuals and families, children, seniors and veterans no questions asked. 

“There’s nothing more rewarding than helping a place like Manna House feed the hungry in our community, and Cleco is proud to support this cause,” said Robbie LaBorde, chief operations officer of Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC.  “Manna House is committed to their mission.  The staff and volunteers prepare and serve meals 365 days a year, and you don’t have to complete any paperwork to receive a meal.”   

“We feed approximately 200 individuals daily, and this gift will help us continue our mission,” said Jessica Viator, executive director of Manna House.  “Manna House operates purely off of donations, so we’re extremely grateful for Cleco’s support.”

Viator said while most of their patrons are homeless, Manna House also serves individuals who have fallen on hard times due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as individuals with low incomes.  Meals are served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.  Due to the pandemic, meals are currently served outside the facility in to-go boxes.  To make a donation and support their efforts, visit

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through its subsidiaries, Cleco Power LLC and Cleco Cajun LLC. Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility company that owns 10 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,360 MWs and serves approximately 288,000 customers in Louisiana through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns 14 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,379 MWs, and wholesale contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, three wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.  For more information about Cleco, visit us at 

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