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In Yscloskey, at the peak of the fishing season, the boats are lined up at the docks, some loaded with oil boom instead of fishing gear.

Just up the highway, cars were lined up at the House of Refuge Church, to receive donations of food, a sign of the growing financial struggle for fishing industry families.

'We need the food,' said Sue Dalon of Violet, who said her family's income has dwindled since the spill.'It's dropped off just about all of it, just about everything.It's horrible.'

Volunteers sweating in the blazing sun unloaded a trailer filled with 38,000 pounds of food donated by Angel Food Ministries.

Even for those not directly affected by the oil spill, it was a generous gift.

'We're on a fixed income like this, and everybody is pretty much in the same boat,' said Albert DuCombs of Chalmette .

A coalition of area pastors put this program together in five days, their concern being the needs of those affected by the oil spill, like JoAnn Meyer's son, who'se trade is catching crabs. She has lived with him as she struggles to recover from Katrina.

'It is not nice at all, not fun,'said Meyers about having to come out and ask for food. 'We've been here three hours.'

'It's very frustrating,' Dalon added. 'I mean, you got to do what you got to do to feed your family, and this is the only way we can do it now.'

The St. Bernard Pastors Coalition metTuesday morning to determine the next steps, what to do in the short term and the long term, even if BP and the federal goverment pull out, but the needs remain.

'That's what the pastor's coalition is trying its best to do,' said Pastor Craig Ratliff of Celebration Church. 'We need tofigure out how we can be a part of making sure that families get their needs met, and that we can help them when things begin to get really rough.'

'Oh, it's a blessing, the Lord did a favor for us,' said K.B. Sherman. 'He's looking out for us. God taking care of us. You really need this food? Yes sir.'

And the fear here is how long will they need help before they can go back to the work they know and love.

'It's another Katrina, put it that way,' Sue Dalon concluded. 'You know, what's going to happen? How long is it going to be before things happen, you know, before things get going again?

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