CCANO's Food for Families/ Food for Seniors

 Food for Seniors Program

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Food for Seniors provides monthly nutritional food boxes to seniors who are 60 years old or older and meet Federal Income Guidelines. Catholic Charities Food for Seniors is the sole agency of Louisiana’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) which works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.

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.

Catholic Charities’ Food for Seniors is an equal opportunity program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.


Serving the State of Louisiana

Food for Seniors currently holds food box distributions throughout all 64 Louisiana parishes, with more than 40 sites in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. We have more than 400 volunteer sites throughout the State of Louisiana where food is distributed each month. CCANO sites include senior living facilities, senior day care centers and community centers.

Permanent distribution sites are:

  • Our Lady Star of the Sea, 1927 St. Roch Ave., New Orleans, LA
    • Distributions are held on Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM from the 1st – 24th of the month
  • West Bank Commodity Center, 1245 First Ave., Harvey, LA
    • Distributions are held on Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, and Wednesday 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
  • Catholic Charities, St. Lawrence Campus, 2505 Maine Ave., Metairie, LA
    • Distributions are held on Monday/Wednesday, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Please call toll-free for serving dates and times and a site nearest you

Baton Rouge: 1-888-850-9099

Greater New Orleans and the remainder of the State of Louisiana: 1-800-522-3333


Our Food Boxes

All food packages contain high-protein, nutrient-dense foods, specially selected in order to ensure that clients receive proper nutrition each month. All foods are top-quality, purchased especially for our program. These foods are donated to Louisiana by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and are very similar to foods you would find in grocery stores. In many cases, CSFP foods come packed in the same boxes and bags as the popular brand-name foods found on grocery store shelves.

Senior citizens receive a food box each month containing the following:

  • A two-pound block of American cheese
  • Two units of either spaghetti, macaroni, or rice
  • One Ultra High-Temperature Shelf Stable 1% Milk
  • One bag of non-fat dry milk
  • Two cans Fruits and Fruit juice
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned or Pouched Meat, Poultry and Fish
  • Cereals

Client Resources

Get more info on Information on  Louisiana’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program

How do I qualify for this program? Get information on eligibility.

Ready to enroll? You can view, complete and/or print our Preliminary Certification application form.

Already enrolled? Get nutritional info and recipes for the foods in your food box! 



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