Food for Families/Food for Seniors
Food for Families provides nutritional food boxes to pregnant women and post-partum mothers, infants and children under six years of age who are not receiving WIC assistance, and seniors who are 60 years old or older and meet Federal Income Guidelines.
The program also educates clients about good nutrition by providing nutritional information that includes easy to make recipes using commodity foods, caloric intake, how to stretch food dollars and eat a healthy diet.
Food For Families currently holds food box distributions throughout 64 Louisiana parishes, with more than 40 sites in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. Some of these include senior living facilities and senior day care centers. Our permanent distribution sites are located at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 1720 St. Bernard Ave, New Orleans, LA, the first four Thursdays of each month, 8am-11am and Hope Haven, 1108 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, LA, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 9am – 2pm and Wednesday, 12 noon – 5pm. We have more than 275 volunteer sites throughout the State of Louisiana where food is distributed. Please call toll free (800) 522-3333 for serving dates and times and a site nearest you.
Information about Louisiana’s CSFP can be found at the following website: http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/998 .
You can view, complete and/or print our Preliminary Certification application form at http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/1506 under How Can I Apply for CSFP?
Food for Families, Louisiana’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), is an equal opportunity program of the US Department of Agriculture and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in collaboration with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Alimentos para Familias
1-800-522-3333 TOLL FREE