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Food for Friends


Part of a good continuum of care program for HIV clients at CrescentCare is making accessible healthy, nutritious, and tasty meals and grocery choices. Often clients do not have the resources or the ability to buy groceries or prepare nutritious meals for themselves.

The Food for Friends (FFF) Program at CrescentCare has been supplying groceries, household/personal care products, and home-delivered meals to clients and their families in the greater New Orleans area for over two decades.


The Food for Friends pantry is located at our St. Roch location at 1631 Elysian Fields Ave, allowing easy access for clients when they come to for other services. Clients shop the pantry and select their groceries, household products, and personal care items.

Home-delivered meals

The home-delivered meals program began service out of a small kitchen at Project Lazarus over 20 years ago.  A new Food for Friends kitchen was opened at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans in October 2013, expanding food services to the greater community.

Five organizations refer eligible people living with HIV to the Food for Friends pantry and home-delivered meal service. The pantry is accessed once a month and home delivered meals are delivered weekly to the client’s home.  For information on eligibility and accessing the pantry and home-delivered meals, call 504-821-2601 and ask for case management.

Food For Friends  is always grateful for any monetary, food, or product donations and volunteers anxious to help.