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Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans Food Assistance Programs

DID YOU KNOW?  The Louisiana Commodities Supplemental Food Program (LA CSFP) is one of forty-three CSFP state programs nationwide.  It is currently the third largest CSFP in the country.  The sole agency, Food for Families/Food for Seniors, can serve a maximum of 68,085 clients per month. 

The CSFP is designed to improve the diets and health of low-income persons at least sixty years of age. All residents of Louisiana who meet the income requirements and other eligibility requirements may participate in CSFP.  Currently, CSFP operates food distribution operations in every parish in the State, except Plaquemines and St. Bernard.  However, these residents can participate in CFSP if they are able to travel to a food site in another parish.

Senior citizens who are unable to travel to one of the food sites, or lack friends, family, or neighbors who can pick up your food box, may be eligible for a volunteer to deliver your monthly food box to your home. The commodities come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to locations where returning citizens box them up for distribution to sites throughout the State.  One of the barriers returning citizens face upon release from jail is finding a job.  If we educate folks about this program and increase participation, we are helping to create jobs for returning citizens.  It’s a win-win for all involved!!! 

For more information about the program, please visit:  or call Tim Robertson at 504-245-7207. 

Feed Dat First United Methodist Slidell

Food Assistance Resources in St. Tammany Parish
(more food resources below this Archdiocese Information)

Department of Children and Family Services (SNAP – food stamps)
To apply for LA SNAP (foodstamp) benefits, call 1-888-LAHELPU, visit

or go directly to the login screen to make an account or login to complete an online application.
Interviews are done over the phone so this can be completed even without a vehicle.

Other St. Tammany Parish Food Assistance Resources:

Food pantries and soup kitchens across St. Tammany parish try to meet the need of low income families. The centers will offer emergency support as well as information on long term aid, such as applications to SNAP food stamps. Locations are available for a wide range of clients, including senior citizens, families with children, and the disabled.

While there are never any guarantees to receiving assistance from a food bank, the staff at each center do their best to meet the need of residents. Not only can a box of groceries or holiday meal be served in St. Tammany parish, but other programs can include clothing, personal hygiene items, or toys at Christmas. Applications may also be offered to resources such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Summer meals for children, or WIC.

Covington Food Bank
840 North Columbia Street
Covington LA 70433
Telephone - 985-893-3003

The location partners with local soup kitchen, pantries, and regional organizations such as Second Harvest. Many other services are run by the non-profit, as following. Clients can get clothing or a box of groceries from the pantry. A Meals on Wheels service is run, and the staff also focus on senior citizens, people on a fixed income, and the disabled in Saint Tammany.

Greater North Shore Full Gospel Baptist Church
Address is 840 Voters Rd.
Slidell, Louisiana 70461

First Baptist Church - Slidell
Address is 4141 Pontchartrain Dr.
Slidell, LA 70458

Emergency boxes of free food, canned goods, and personal care items are offered in Saint Tammany Parish.

The Good Samaritan Ministry
910 Cross Gates Boulevard
Slidell, Louisiana 70461

Many social services are run, including some emergency financial aid for housing or paying bills. They have free food and applications to SNAP. During the holidays free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals are on site, and there are also present for children. Other resources include the ACCESS Free Diaper Program, Baby Formula, Transportation, and vouchers for bus tickets.

Saint Tammany Parish - Second Harvest Food Bank partner sites
Greater New Orleans & Southeast Louisiana
Headquarters: 700 Edwards Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70123

Satellite locations all over St. Tammany to service an area closer to you
If you need food assistance, call us toll-free Monday- through Friday, 8am to 7pm:

Mt. Olive AME Church Feeding Ministry
Location is 2442 2nd St.
Slidell, Louisiana 70458
For hours of the food pantry, dial 985-641-6026

Community Christian Concern
Address 2515 Carey St.
Slidell, LA 70458
Main phone - 985-646-0357

VOA - Park Place Community Home
Soup Kitchen
2201 11th St.
Slidell, LA 70458

Slidell Heights Community Home
640 Magnolia St
Slidell, Louisiana 70460

Holiday meals are combined with surplus USDA commodities.
Pentecost Missionary Baptist Church
Address: 36138 Shady Lane
Slidell, LA 70460
Telephone number is 985-641-5527

emergency bags of food, rice, dairy goods, and more are offered.

Pearl River Church of the Nazarene
64129 HWY 41
Pearl River, LA 70452

Little Woods
14441 Curran Blvd

Free food is offered to low income families from the non-profit, which runs a pantry.

Mandeville Christian Fellowship
Location is 1211 Hwy 1088
Mandeville, Louisiana 70435
Telephone - 985-626-3561

Mandeville Samaritan Center Inc.
402 Girod St
Mandeville, Louisiana 70448

This location offers many of the same services as the site referenced above. Another focus is on feeding the elderly and children in the parish.

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