Food Pantries

  • Find a Pantry: Visit a local Second Harvest Food Bank or call 2-1-1 and ask about emergency food assistance or call 504-734-1322 from 7:30 am 4:00 pm.
  • Levee Food Pantry: Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10am-2pm at 1800 Deslonde Street. Call 504-427-8343 to make an appointment (bring: proof of income, proof of residence)
  • Salvation Army: Thursdays 1:00 – 3:30 pm at 4546 S. Claiborne Ave. Contact: 504-899-4569 (bring: ID, proof of residency i.e. utilities or rent bill in your name)
  • Total Community Action 70118 and 70125 residents: Mon.-Fri. 8am 5pm at 4518 Thalia Street., contact: 504-872-0334 (bring: picture ID, proof of income, social security card for each person in household)
  • Broadmoor Community Church: on Mon. 10am-12pm and Wed. 1-3pm at 2021 S. Dupre St. (bring: proof of residence, income, and photo ID). Contact: 504-249-5130 or/ 504-822-7229. On Mondays, there are also free HIV, Hep C, Syphilis and blood pressure tests at the pantry.
  • Central City Christian Fellowship: Every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and Thurs. of the month, from 11:30am-1pm and 3-5pm at 2138 4th St. Contact: 504-891-5721 with any questions.

Meals and Groceries

Walk-up groceries and/or meals – no paperwork needed:

  • Wednesdays at 6pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 1835 St. Roch Ave. Saturdays at 10am at Bell Artspace 2111 Dumaine St. via Culture Aid Nola. IG: @cultureaidnola
  • Meals and GroceriesMonday through Thursdayfrom 5-7pm, and Saturdays from 2-7pm at 3122 Cleveland Ave. via New Orleans Mutual Aid Society. IG: @neworleansmutualaid
  • GroceriesWednesdaysfrom 3-6pm in the parking lot of Southern Rep Theater 2541 Bayou Road via Democratic Socialists of America
  • Delivery for elderly and other high-risk community members:
  • Meals on Wheels:For ages 60+ and people who are disabled or handicapped. Contact or call 504-821-4121.
  • Community fridges: 
  • Uptown and Mid-City: 8511 Hickory, 1915 Third St., 3636 Washington, 3300 Palmyra St., 3908 Joliet St., 923 Hagan Ave., 300 N. Broad, 1809 OC Haley
  • 7Ward and Upper 9 Ward: 1522 N. Villere St., 2117 N. Claiborne Ave., 2500 Frenchmen St., 2425 N. Miro, 1020 Kentucky, 719 Bartholomew-baby station

Food resources for unhoused community (only)

  • Breakfast 7 days/week at 6:45-7:15 am at Grace at the Greenlight, 504-239-4544
  • Snack Mon.-Fri. at 9:00am, Lunch Mon.-Fri at 1:00pm. 1803 Gravier St. (Lantern Light Ministry/Rebuild)

School-aged kids meals

For children under age 18, K-12 of any age, and children with disabilities through age 22. Caregivers pick-up Mon/Wed 9am-12pm, Fri. 9am-1:30. Where?

  • After school meals:-Fri., 4-6pm at all NORD rec. centers except Annunciation Rec. Center.

SNAP (food stamps)

Apply at

Tips: Choose “New to LA Café? Click here to get started” even if you’ve had SNAP before. On the first page that asks for your info, DON’T enter an email. When you attempt to continue, a warning message about not providing your email will pop up. Click “click here” at the end of the warning message to continue the application.

  • For assistance with applying, contact Mary Smith at Catholic Charities at 504-861-6360 or 504-605-9248, or Broadmoor Improvement Association at 504-249-5130
  • Farmers market accepts SNAPwith dollar-for-dollar match to buy double produce at Crescent City Farmers Markets ( Also, at the Refresh Farmers Market, every Monday from 4-7pm at 2606 St. Louis St.

COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program

Pick-up/delivery for seniors, adults with high-risk medical needs, those impacted by COVID-19, homelessness, or families with children under 18. Not eligible if you receive federal food assistance like SNAP. To register call 3-1-1or apply online: Program through at least Jan. 31.

  • If you’re unhoused, registration is sometimes available at St. Jude’s Mon-Sat, 9:00-10:30am 400/411 N. Rampart.
  • If you are currently enrolledin the program and need to speak to a customer service representative, please call 504-667-5796 or email