The Covington Rotary Club is thrilled to welcome U.S. Senator John Kennedy as the distinguished guest speaker at its 2019 Feeding the Needy Fundraising Luncheon.



Sen . John Kennedy


Join us as we gather for food and fellowship with Sen. Kennedy while also helping to make the upcoming holiday season a little brighter for thousands of area families in need.

Sen. Kennedy was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016 after serving as the Louisiana state treasurer for five terms. He has built a distinguished career as a conservative champion for the people of Louisiana and a dedicated watchdog of taxpayer money. Sen. Kennedy serves on the Appropriations, Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs, Budget, Judiciary and Small Business & Entrepreneurship committees in the U.S. Senate, and serves as the chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. As state treasurer, he oversaw the state’s multi-billion-dollar investment portfolios and oversaw local and state bond issues and returned millions of dollars in unclaimed property each year.
Sen. Kennedy resides in Madisonville with his wife, Becky, and their son, Preston. They are founding members of North Cross United Methodist Church.
Ticket sales support the Covington Rotary Club's Feeding the Needy initiative, which is celebrating its 18th year. The luncheon paves the way for club members and countless other volunteers to prepare and deliver more than 1,500 cooked turkeys with all the trimmings on Christmas morning, feeding thousands of area families in need each year.
Luncheon seating is limited, and tickets must be purchased online this year. In addition to individual tickets, tables of eight may be purchased and are a great way to gather family and friends to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday. Note that this is the first time the luncheon will not be held on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, a move that should minimize holiday week conflicts and allow even more supporters to attend.
Sponsorships are also available and include:
• Platinum Presenting Sponsor ($10,000)
• Gold ($5,000)
• Silver ($3,000)
To purchase tickets or sponsorships, or to make a donation, click on the green "Tickets" button at the top right of this event page. Sponsorships may also be purchased by contacting Susan Sheehan at or 985.778.1797.