Alexandria, LA
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 32 food pantries in the Alexandria area.

Coupons.com

1 Miles Away

Alexandria , LA 71301

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Services:
Coupons.com is a free web service that allows users in Alexandria, LA to print coupons for savings on brand name food and general purpose items they use every day. Coupons can be printed on your computer and redeemed at any local grocery store. This service stretches a family's food budget with real savings; making your food dollar go farther. There is no fee for this service and no registration is necessary.

Eligibility:
Requires internet connection and printer.

Additional Services:
Reduced cost food in Alexandria , LA.

Area Served:
Alexandria , LA



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-- James Baldwin




Shepherd Center

1 Miles Away

1400 Jackson Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 448-3752

Services:
The Shepherd Center is an ecumencial ministry of churches, synagogues and religious organizations in Rapides Parish We are a ministry of last resort for persons experiencing economic distress We are a multi-purpose, non-profit centere dedicated to helping people who want to help themselves We provide emergency assistance for people in time of crisis through: food pantry; utility assistance; rent assistance; prescription medication; transportation; household furnishings; referrals and advocacy; and spiritual counseling by ministers of participating congregations when appropriate We also provide case management for homeless prevention We accept applications for assistance Monday through Friday, 8AM to 12 noon and 1PM to 4PM.

Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8AM - 4PM



Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
-- John Luther




Salvation Army, Alexandria

1 Miles Away

620 Beauregard Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 442-0445

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Services:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. The Salvation Army is a faith based organization. However, we do not require any type of declaration of faith test for a client to receive assistance. The Salvation Army has been described as Christianity with the sleeves rolled up.
Homeless Shelter

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

Eligibility:
Eligibility varies depending on services provided.

Documents To Bring:
none



To each man is reserved a work which he alone can do.
-- Susan Blow




Food Bank of Central Louisiana

1 Miles Away

3223 Baldwin Avenue
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 445-2773

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Services:
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana serves as a clearinghouse that supplies food to ninety-three non-profit member agencies in eleven parishes. Warehouse hours are: Monday- Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Also, volunteering for groups of 10 or more we will open on a Saturday by appointment. Appointment must be schedule at least two weeks in advance of date requested.

Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday

Eligibility:
The Food Bank uses Federal Poverty Level Guidelines to determine eligibility.



When we put things off until some future-probably mythical-Laterland, we drag the past into the future. The burden of yesterday's incompletions is a heavy load to carry. Don't carry it.
-- Peter McWilliams




Cenla Community Action Commitee

1 Miles Away

1335 Jackson Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 487-5878

Services:
The mission of the Cenla Community Action Committee, Inc. (CCAC) is to alleviate immediate suffering caused by poverty. Information and Referral, Summer Youth Jobs, Head Start, Adult Education / GED, Financial Counseling, Housing, Utility Assistance, Rent / Mortgage Assistance, Food Assistance, Commodities, Prescription Assistance, Medicaid Applications.

*Disaster*
VITA:
CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT

Hours:
Monday-Friday 7am-4pm.
Call for VITA hours.

Eligibility:
Eligibility is determined by the guidelines of the program from which services are requested.

VITA:
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)SITE
Who's eligible?
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)SITE
FREE TAX PREPARATION FOR ANYONE WHOSE 2011 INCOME WAS AROUND $49,000 AND IS A U.S. CITIZEN OR LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT.
APPOINTMENT MAY BE NECESSARY.

Documents To Bring:
Application process.

VITA: What should i bring to my Free Tax Assistance Appointment?:
*Photo Id
*Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number(ITIN) card or letter for your self and each person to be claimed on your tax return
*Birth dates for every person to be claimed on your tax return
*W2 or 1099 forms for all jobs held in 2011
*End of the year statements for other income you received (including bank interest, social security income, unemployment, etc.)
End of the year retirement plan statements (401 (k), IRA, etc.)
*Child care provider name, address and tax ID number
Record of expenses (child care, education, medical, dental, etc.)
For a faster refund, a blank check or deposit slip, with your account number and bank routing number
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY



Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
-- Robert Burns




Catholic Diocese of Alexandria

1 Miles Away

4400 Coliseum Blvd
Alexandria, LA 71303
(318) 445-2401

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Services:
The Diocese of Alexandria has always looked for new ways to minister to its community. The parishes and missions of the Diocese reach from Tallulah to Powhattan to Plaucheville, and they offer their parishioners a common place for spiritual growth and fellowship. The Diocese is also active with its many ministries, reaching out to all age and ethnic groups.
Food for Seniors.
*Disaster*

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

Eligibility:
None.

Documents To Bring:
None.



Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and just before you realize what's wrong with it.
-- Tomorrow




Catholic Community Services / Alexandria

1 Miles Away

4400 Coliseum Blvd.
Alexandria, LA 71303
(318) 445-2401

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Services:
Provides social services and family programs for residents of 13 parishes.

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

Eligibility:
Depends on program

Documents To Bring:
None



All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.
-- Blaise Pascal




American Red Cross / Central LA Chapter

1 Miles Away

425 Bolton Avenue
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 442-6621

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Services:
The American Red Cross provides disaster and military services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

*Disaster*

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

Eligibility:
Disaster Services - Individual or Family must have experienced a house fire or other natural disaster. Military Services - Message must be regarding an immediate family member (mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, spouse, or other living relative).

Documents To Bring:
N/A



Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
-- Thomas Edison




Mercy Ministries

5 Miles Away

312 Main Street
Pineville, LA 71360
(318) 442-5803

Services:
A ministry of reconciliation. We offer free clothes, a daily meal at 10:30am, and occasional assistance with food.

Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm. Daily meal at 10:30am.

Eligibility:
N/A

Documents To Bring:
Photo ID needed for food. No ID necessary for clothes and meal.



We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more. - The Writings of Madame Swetchine.
-- Madame Swetchine




Desire Area Community Council, Inc

5 Miles Away

4121 Saint Claude Avenue Suite B
Pineville, LA
(504) 301-1527

Services:
Total Community Action (TCA) distributes government-supplied food commodities such as cheese, rice, flour and butter to eligible residents.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Eligibility:
Residents who meet income requirements or are unemployed

Documents To Bring:
No information given. Call for details



It is not whether your words or actions are tough or gentle; it is the spirit behind your actions and words that announces your inner state.
-- Chin-ning Chu




Philadelphia Baptist Church / Food Bank

19 Miles Away

722 Philadelphia Road
Deville, LA 71328
(318) 442-0754

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Services:
We distribute food once a month to seniors and families. We also meet emergency needs.

Hours:
Church office: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.
Food Pantry 1st Wednesday of the month 10-12

Eligibility:
None.

Documents To Bring:
None.



You don't know what you can get away with until you try.
-- General Colin Powell