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Louisiana State: Major food banks/ Food Pantries

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Major Free Food pantries /Food Banks in the State

Food banks and free food pantries listed below help families that are facing hunger. The pantries are mostly located at churches and non-profits in the region. Most of the free food pantry locations may have an application process, which usually requires proof of income, residency proof etc. Using donations from the community, and relying on volunteers, the locations may pass out free boxes of food or serve a meal. below listed are the major food banks in the state.

Second Harvest Food Bank Of Greater New Orleans & Acadiana
Address – 215 E Pinhook Rd
Lafayette – Louisiana, 70501
(337) 237-7711
Through this collaborative effort, food manufacturers, distributors, retailers, brokers and farmers and individuals in south Louisiana donate food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, which is then distributed to a network of member agencies. This program is supplemented by food purchases to ensure nutritional balance to those we serve.

Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana 
2307 Texas Avenue
Shreveport , LA 71103

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Warehouse
5546 Choctaw Dr.
Baton Rouge – Louisiana, 70805
Telephone number – (225) 359-9940
The location stocks groceries, rice, breads, canned goods and perishable items at the warehouse. The goods are then distributed to pantries, charities, and churches across Louisiana.

Southeast Food Pantry
105 Highland Park Plz
Covington – LA, 70433
(985) 867-8333

Food Bank – Shreveport
2307 Texas Ave
Shreveport – LA, 71103
(318) 675-2400
The non-profit is the largest distributor of public and private emergency food for a seven parish area in northwest Louisiana. Each week approximately 1,300 pounds of free food is distributed for emergency assistance to individuals and families. They run a senior program, which may be able to help low income seniors who are 65 and older or 55 and older with a disability receive a monthly box of non-perishable groceries Different programs for children are run as well, including food, groceries, clothing, summer meals, and more.

Friend Ships
1019 North First Avenue
Lake Charles – LA, 70601

Eunice Food Bank
Location is 1120 Fairground St.
Eunice – Louisiana, 70535
(337) 457-7541

Food Bank – Houma
254 Magnolia St.
Houma – LA, 70360
Call (985) 851-5523 for hours of distribution.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana
700 Edwards Avenue
New Orleans , LA 70123
Telephone: 504.734.1322
Free meals, emergency boxes of food, groceries, and more are provided to the low income and homeless. Other assistance such as referrals, shelter, and clothing may be available.

Foodnet Of Lafayette
PO Box 53997
Lafayette, Louisiana 70505

Foodnet- The Greater Acadiana Food Bank
Address: 217 Surrey St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
Call (337) 232-3663

Icons Food Bank
Address: 1411 N Market St.
Opelousas, LA 70570
Phone – (337) 594-8845
Call the non-profit in a crisis. The food banks focuses on the less fortunate, seniors, and poor.

Eunice Food Bank
1120 Fairground St.
Eunice, Louisiana 70535
(337) 457-7541

God’s Food Box
711 Mahlon St
Deridder, LA, 70634
(337) 463-4449

Second Harvest Of Greater New Orleans
700 Edwards Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70123

Erwinville Childrens Community Care
Address of the pantry is 12419 Section Rd
Port Allen – Louisiana  70767
(225) 627-7725
Some of what may be provided includes baby formula, diapers, and more. Mothers and caretakers can get applications on the federal government Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

Foodnet The Greater Acadiana Food Bank
Address – 307 Amanda Dr.
Lafayette – LA, 70507
Call: (337) 232-3663

Vermilion Milk Fund & Kaplan Food Bank
801 N Cushing Ave
Kaplan – LA, 70548
(337) 643-6055

Second Harvesters Food Bank of Greater New Orleans
1201 Sams Avenue
New Orleans – LA, 70123
Telephone – 504-734-1322
The location doe not provide direct aid. They offer goods to local pantries. Families need to stop by those centers for groceries or a meal.

Gretna Food Bank
1400 Jefferson St.
Gretna, LA 70053
(504) 367-6676
Emergency boxes of food may be passed out.

1202 Orange St.
New Orleans – Louisiana, 70130

Food Bank – Alexandria
3142 Baldwin Ave
Alexandria – LA, 71301
(318) 445-7038

Food For Family
1325 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge – Louisiana, 70805
(225) 355-2081
Some of what is available can feed a child or a senior citizen. Summer snacks, boxes of food in an emergency, and referrals may all be provided by workers and volunteers.

Icons Food Bank
1411 N Market St
Opelousas – LA, 70570
(337) 594-8845

The Food Bank Of Central Louisiana
3223 Baldwin Ave
Alexandria, Louisiana, 71301
(318) 445-2773

Streams of Life
8852 Greenwell Springs Rd
Baton Rouge – LA, 70814
Phone: (225) 243-5325
Call for hours and information on resources.

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
5546 Choctaw Drive
Post Office Box 2996
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Telephone – 225.359.9940

The Foodbank Of Covington Louisiana Inc.
Address 840 N Columbia St
Covington, LA 70433

Food Bank-Good Samaritan /Religious Organization
100 Birch St
Thibodaux, Louisiana, 70301
(985) 447-9776

Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana
4600 Central Ave
PO Box 5048
Monroe , LA 71211
Call 318.322.3567 for referrals and information.
Fruits, non-perishable goods, and surplus government commodities are passed out to local parishes. The food bank can direct the needy to those centers.

The Apotheca
164 S 8th St.
Ponchatoula – Louisiana, 70454
Main number is (985) 386-2528


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