The 2013 Food Net Food Drive in Ville Platte was a big success, according to local chairman Gene Fontenot with the Christian Care and Share Center. The day long food drive held at the civic center pavilion collected just over six tons of food despite the very cold temperatures. Last year, the food drive collected five tons of food. In addition, the food drive collected about $2000 in monetary donations. Fontenot would like to thank everyone who donated food and money as well as the many volunteers who assisted throughout the day.