Food and Supplies

Mardi Gras Break Feeding Locations

For Mardi Gras break, NOLA Public Schools is offering ONE WEEK’s worth of free meals to families. They are available to be picked up at the locations and times:

NOLA Public Schools Feeding Locations

Following the announcement that all NOLA Public Schools would revert back to remote learning in January 2021, the district released a list of locations where families can find free meals that students would have received while in school. NOLA Public Schools has 34 “feeding locations” scattered at public charter school buildings across New Orleans neighborhoods. Times vary between sites. Meals will be served free for all children under the age of 18, regardless of the school they are enrolled in. View the map and list below to find times and the site closest to you:

  • Akili Academy: 3811 N. Galvez St., Mondays & Wednesdays 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
  • Alice M. Harte Charter School: 5300 Berkeley Drive, Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m. – noon
  • Andrew Wilson Charter School: 3617 General Pershing St., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.- noon
  • Ben Franklin Elementary on Nashville: 401 Nashville Ave., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Ben Franklin Elementary on Jefferson: 1116 Jefferson Ave., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Ben Franklin High: 2001 Leon C Simon Drive, Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Bethune Elementary: 2401 Humanity St., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Booker T. Washington High School: 1201 S. Roman St., Fridays 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Coghill Elementary: 4617 Mirabeau Ave., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Esperanza Charter School: 4407 S. Carrollton Ave., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Foundation Preparatory: 3121 St. Bernard Ave., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Habans Elementary: 3501 Seine St., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Harriet Tubman Elementary: 2013 General Meyer Ave., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Hynes Elementary: Lakeview: 990 Harrison Ave., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Hynes Elementary: UNO: 6101 Chatham Blvd., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • IDEA: 12000 Hayne Blvd., Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-noon
  • KIPP Believe: 3815 St. Bernard Ave., Fridays 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • KIPP Leadership: 2300 St. Claude Ave., Fridays 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • KIPP Morial: 7701 Grant St., Fridays 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Lafayette Academy Lower School: 2733 Esplanade St., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Lafayette Academy Middle School: 9330 Forshey St., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Landry High School: 1201 LB Landry Ave., Mondays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Lusher Elementary: 7315 Willow St., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Lusher High: 5624 Freret St., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Lycee Francais: 1800 Monroe St., Monday-Friday – 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Martin Behrman Elementary School: 2832 General Meyer Ave., Mondays 9 a.m.-noon
  • McDonogh 35 High School: 4000 Cadillac St., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Morris Jeff Community School: 211 S. Lopez St., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Moton Charter School: 8550 Curran Blvd., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • New Orleans Center for Creative Arts: 2800 Chartres St., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • ReNEW Schaumburg Elementary: 9501 Grant St., Wednesdays & Fridays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • ReNEW SciTech Elementary: 820 Jackson Ave., Wednesdays & Fridays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Singleton Charter: 2220 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon
  • Warren Easton High: 3019 Canal St., Mondays & Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon

NOLA Meal Assistance Program

The City of New Orleans is providing a COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program. Meals will be provided for free. Meal deliveries have been extended up to March 1, 2021. To be eligible you must not be receiving any other federal food support and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Seniors age 65 and above
  • Adults with high-risk health conditions and special medical needs (Examples include pregnancy, smoking, asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or lung
  • disease, obesity, cancer, compromised immune system, kidney disease, liver disease, HIV, AIDS, Sickle cell disease, and more.)
  • Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed and require isolation or quarantine
  • Homeless residents
  • Children under 18

APPLY ONLINE or call 3-1-1

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank will work to provide food assistance to residents of New Orleans who are experiencing food insecurity due to COVID-19.

Residents can also call 2-1-1 and ask about “emergency food assistance” to receive more information, find out where a food pantry may be located in their community, and sign up for services.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

DSNAP is not available because individual assistance was not included in the national declaration. However, the Department of Children and Family Services is encouraging anyone experiencing food insecurity to apply for the regular snap program.

Broadmoor Improvement Association Food Pantry and Meal Distribution

Food Pantry open every Monday from 10am-12pm, and Wednesday 1pm-3pm at Broadmoor Community Church at 2021 S. Dupre St. For food pantry, new clients need to bring proof of residence, income, and photo ID.

The Levee Food Pantry

Food pantry in the Lower 9th ward by Common Ground Relief and lowernine.org. Open Tuesdays & Saturdays at 1804 Deslonde St .

Must make an appointment first by calling 504-427-8343.

Open to anyone with LA State ID. Proof of income and residence, and picture ID needed to register.

Culture Aid NOLA

Culture Aid NOLA will be running free food distributions on:

  • Wednesdays at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church (1835 St. Roch Avenue) starting at 6pm
  • Saturdays at the Bell Artspace (2111 Dumaine St) starting at 10am

No tax forms, paperwork or ID needed, open to all. Free Groceries!

Meal Service Locations for the Homeless

Grace at the Greenlight at 1528 O. C. Haley Blvd.

Breakfast meals served 6:45am – 7:15am. 7 days/week.

Note: Meals will be take-away only.

Lantern Light Ministry at Rebuild Center

Lunch meals served from 1pm-1:30pm at 1803 Gravier St from Monday-Friday.

Meals generously provided by Grace at the Greenlight, St. Jude Community Center and Lantern Light Ministry

The JLNO Diaper Bank

The Junior League of New Orleans is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to distribute diapers throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Please visit one of these distribution sites if you are in need of diapers or period products.

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