Food and Supplies

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

Catholic Charities Food for Seniors Program

Food for Seniors provides monthly nutritional food boxes to seniors who are 60 years old or older and meet Federal Income Guidelines. Call 1-800-522-3333 or click below for more information

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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