Abbeville, LA
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 58 food pantries in the Abbeville area.

Coupons.com

1 Miles Away

Abbeville , LA 70510

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Services:
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Eligibility:
Requires internet connection and printer.

Additional Services:
Reduced cost food in Abbeville , LA.

Area Served:
Abbeville , LA



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Vermilion Parish Health Unit

2 Miles Away

401 S. St. Charles St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
(337) 893-1443

Services:
Keyword: Baby Formula Health Clinic Pregnancy Testing
Services include immunizations, prenatal care (for low risk maternity), blood pressure screening, family planning, WIC, pregnancy testing, treatment for communicable diseases, nutrition, child health assessments, and environmental health.

Hours:
8:00am-4:30pm/Monday-Friday. Some Satellite offices are onl

Eligibility:
Acadiana residents are eligible for services. Eligibility for some programs depends on income

Documents To Bring:
Call for more information



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Christian Service Center

2 Miles Away

7071 Chevis Street
Abbeville, LA 70510
(337) 893-9756

Services:
keywords: utility assistance utility disconnect assistance rental assistance Christmas program Toys for Tots transportation elderly medication assistance thrift store clothing furniture appliances food pantry food assistance food for families/seniors
Helps the needy when funds are available with:
- Utility bills (eviction notice or disconnect notice required)
- Rent (past due notification required no rental and utility deposits)
- Christmas program called Children's Treasures (1-9yrs)
- Toys for Tots
- Transportation for doctor/dental visits through COA (if qualified), doctor or dentist visits (dental extractions)
- Medication (no pain meds or controlled substances; no medical assistance given to clients with Medicaid)
- Food pantry for residents in need
- Thrift store (clothes, furniture etc.) and a Free Room where items are free of charge when qualified (good for 6 months)
- Distribution site for Food for Families from the Diocese of New Orleans.
- donations of toys accepted

Hours:
Office Hours: 8:00-2:00 Monday, Wednesday & Friday; Thrift Store Hours: 7:00-12:00 Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Eligibility:
Vermilion Parish (except Kaplan and Gueydan) residents are eligible for services

Documents To Bring:
Proof of income for all household members, Food Stamp print out and all monthly bills, picture ID and over due bills or proof of need



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-- Mickey Rooney




Assist Agency - Vermilion

2 Miles Away

407 Charity Street
Abbeville, LA 70510
(337) 898-9554

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Services:
Keywords: food for families medication assistance shelter women children medicaid enrollment small business development pap weatherization Mortgage Delinquency Default Resolution Counseling post-purchase counseling debt management

Programs operated by this agency are:
HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency;
EMERGENCY VOUCHER ASSISTANCE (funded by LDOL, FEMA & United Way) provides assistance on a one-time basis to clients who have suffered a loss due to circumstances beyond their control. MEDICAID / LaCHIP APPLICATIONS: helps potential eligible persons to complete the applications for access to health care.

PHARMACEUTICAL ACCESS PROGRAM: helps economically disadvantaged individuals defray the high cost of prescription drugs by submitting applications to pharmaceutical companies for access to free or reduced medications.

IDA (Individual Development Account): Through partnership with Southern University Center for Social Research offers low-income individuals/families the option to save earnings and acquire assets as a way out of poverty. IDAs are match savings accounts designed to assist working low-income individuals and families in the first time purchase of a home.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING: offers down payment assistance to first-time home buyers Process is coordinated with housing counseling and mortgage assistance programs to help qualified buyers become first-time homeowners.

REVOLVING LOAN FOR SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION: helps local people in opening and expanding businesses with low-interest loans.

FOOD FOR FAMILIES is the Louisiana Commodity SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM: assists pregnant women, new mothers, and children under six years of age This program provides food selected to meet their nutritional need (Vermilion Parish only)

CHRISTMAS 2010 - taking applications for Toys for Tots - To apply, call office and provide proof of public assistance (i.e. food stamps)
See Individual Programs for other assistance.

Hours:
M-F, 8A-4:30P

Eligibility:
low income families and individuals
Christmas 2010 - proof of public assistance (food stamp print out, etc.)

Documents To Bring:
Application process includes documentation of household income



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ASSIST / Abbeville

2 Miles Away

408 Charity St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
(337) 898-9554

Services:
keywords: utility assistance medication assistance food pantry food assistance rental assistance pap
ASSIST is a Social Service Agency for Vermilion parish aiding low income families with food, medication, rent assistance and pharmaceutical program applications. Utility bill assistance is available in the event of an emergency as defined by ASSIST.
Assist also helps with filing income tax forms for low - moderate income groups.

Hours:
8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Eligibility:
Low income residents of Vermilion Parish

Documents To Bring:
Through application and interview process; proper documentation is needed for each different program; call for information



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Vermilion Milk Fund

9 Miles Away

801 N. Cushing Ave.
Kaplan, LA 70548
(337) 643-6055

Services:
Provides milk vouchers, baby formula and food to families in need in Vermilion parish Services also offer Ensure to the elderly when available Proof of income and food stamp approval must be presented when applying There is no waiting period once approved. Kaplan Food Bank requires that clients have proof of income and live in the Kaplan area. Food drop-off location is V Arena on Mill Street.

Hours:
8:30-12:00 and 1:00-3:00/Wednesdays

Eligibility:
Vermilion Parish residents in need who are on food stamps

Documents To Bring:
Call for assistance; required documents are food stamp papers and proof of income & residence for interview and application



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St. Vincent de Paul Society/St. Anne Church

13 Miles Away

201 Church St.
Youngsville, LA 70592
(337) 856-8212

Services:
Assistance with food, utilities (no rent), advocacy, spiritual counseling and referrals to the needy of Youngsville.
Keywords: Food assistance Utility Assistance

Hours:
9:00-3:00/Monday-Thursday, 9:00-12:00/Friday

Eligibility:
Any resident of Youngsville who is in need

Documents To Bring:
Call Faith at the rectory for application; proof of income & expenses and reason for need; home visit



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First Assembly of God Food Pantry

13 Miles Away

3555 Verot School Road
Youngsville, LA 70592
(337) 857-0018

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Services:
keywords: food pantry
Food Pantry serving Youngsville and Broussard area ONLY; must obtain referral through 232-HELP/211. Accepting those who qualify per Second Harvest Eligibility of Households Guidelines (Income Levels).

Hours:
M - F; 9A - 11A

Eligibility:
Qualified individuals and families in the Broussard, Youngsville, Milton and SOUTH Lafayette areas

Documents To Bring:
ID, Income Verification, SS cards for everyone in the home; Verification of physical address (phone/utility bill); Food stamp award letter if receiving food stamps



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La Belle Maison Senior Center

17 Miles Away

203 E Second St.
Broussard, LA 70518
(337) 837-6552

Services:
La Belle Maison Senior Center is a beautiful Victorian house in Broussard and is a meeting place with an atmosphere of southern charm Seniors can enhance their individual abilities and maintain their vigor by participating in educational, recreational and physical activities This center also serves as a congregate meal site and is also available for weddings, receptions and parties. Call for more information.

Hours:
8:00am-3:00pm/Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8:00-2:00pm/Tuesday

Eligibility:
Lafayette Parish residents 60 yrs & older are eligible

Documents To Bring:
Call for more information



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United Christian Outreach

19 Miles Away

422 Carmel Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 234-0162

Services:
keywords: Medication Assistance Utility Assistance food pantry Food Assistance

UCO provides clothing, partial utility payment assistance, food, prescription expense assistance to qualifying individuals. All workers are volunteers; no paid staff workers. Funding is from individual contributions and church donations.

Hours:
M-W & F, 10A-1:30P

Eligibility:
Clients must have city of Lafayette address to be eligible. Church referrals from a member church are required for financial assistance. 232-HELP/LA 211 referral required for food assistance.

Documents To Bring:
Church referral needed for financial assistance, which can only be received once every 3 years. 232-HELP/LA 211 must provide a food referral in order foo client to receive food. Client must show proof of identity (ID and SS card), low-income, residence, utility bill (for utility assistance), prescription costs (for prescription assitance).



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UMC WIC Program

19 Miles Away

2390 W. Congress
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 261-6744

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Services:
WIC is a special supplemental food program for women, infants and children WIC services are provided to women who are pregnant, postpartum (until 6 months after a pregnancy ends), or breastfeeding (until the baby's first birthday); infants up to one year of age; and children up to 5 years of age. Patients receive monitoring of height, weight, hemoglobin, and counseling sessions with an RD or nutrient educator Wic also refers to other programs as needed To be eligible for this program, a woman, infant, or child must be: a Louisiana resident, at nutritional risk, and of low to moderate income Persons receiving health care coverage from Louisiana's Medicaid Program or financial assistance through the Office of Family Support's AFDC or Food Stamps programs, will automatically meet the income requirement for this program. Louisiana WIC provides the following foods: fluid milk, evaporated milk, natural cheeses, eggs, vitamin-C rich fruit juices, peanut butter, iron fortified cereal, infant formula, infant juice and infant cereal. Interested persons should bring current proof of eligibility for Medicaid health care coverage, AFDC cash assistance or Food Stamps benefits with them to their screening appointment.
Keyword: Baby Formula

Hours:
8:00-4:30pm/Monday & Thursday; 8:00-11:30/Fridays

Eligibility:
Infants, children (until 5 yrs), pregnant women, postpartum women 6 mo post, breast feeding mothers 12 mo post delivery meeting Fed. income guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Call to set up an appointment, WIC application, income eligibility sheet



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