Published on June 12, 2014
Announcing another new site for seniors to access our free monthly food box distributions!
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans and Algiers Development District are teaming up through the Food for Families program to serve approximately 500 seniors on the Westbank on a monthly basis. Beginning on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 and every 2nd Wednesday thereafter, Food for Families/Food for Seniors will provide commodity boxes to supplement monthly meals for seniors in the community.
In 2013, Food for Families/Food for Seniors served over 67,000 low-income seniors and expecting and new mothers with infants across all 64 Louisiana civil parishes. From 8am to 12pm on June 11th, the Westbank YMCA at Federal City will be the new monthly pick up site for seniors living in the Westbank community where they will receive 20 meals for the month.
“Catholic Charities’ Food for Families program and the YMCA are natural partners for the Algiers Development District. We are all committed to improving the lives of our community, especially our seniors” said Kathy Lynn Honaker, Executive Director, Algiers Development District.
“We are grateful for the partnership of the Algiers Development District in enabling us to better serve the seniors of the Westbank through this community site. Enrollment in the Food for Families/Food For Seniors Program is always open and we hope the Westbank YMCA site will allow us to reach more seniors who might be in need of this service,” said Sr. Marjorie Hebert, M.S.C., President and CEO of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans. “We look forward to working together to ensure the aging Westbank community is receiving the nutrition and support they need through our Food for Families/Food For Seniors program.”