Avery Island, LA
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 59 food pantries in the Avery Island area.

Coupons.com

1 Miles Away

Avery Island , LA 70513

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Services:
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Eligibility:
Requires internet connection and printer.

Additional Services:
Reduced cost food in Avery Island , LA.

Area Served:
Avery Island , LA



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St. Francis Diner

9 Miles Away

1201 Hopkins Street
New Iberia, LA 70562
(337) 369-3362

Services:
keywords: food soup kitchen hot food food pantry senior lunch senior meals homeless meals

St. Francis Diner provides breakfast and lunch five days per week to area residents. Delivery is available for homebound elderly and handicapped residents (family pick up).

Hours:
M-F, 7A-2P
Breakfast 8:30A-9:30A; Lunch 11:30A-12:30P

Eligibility:
Homeless, homebound

Documents To Bring:
Arrive at diner during serving hours; emergency referrals can be made by social service agencies



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-- Guy Bellamy




Solomon House Outreach

9 Miles Away

520 Center St.
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 364-7798

Services:
Keyword: food pantry emergency financial assistance rent payment utility assistance
Solomon House is an outreach mission of the Episcopal Church of Epiphany and offers a Brown Bag Program every Tuesday morning at 7:00am-9:00am A bag of groceries is given to whoever is at Solomon House on Center Street.
Assistance for utilities, medication, and rent is provided by appointment only. To get an appointment, an individual must call on the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday 10am-11am ONLY.
Referrals are no longer provided by United Way of Iberia.
Enfamil and diapers are available under the Nutrition Program.
An Alcoholics Anonymous support group meets every Sunday at 7:00pm.

Hours:
Food distribution: T, 7am
Office: T, 7am-12pm; W & Th, 8:30am-12:00pm

Eligibility:
Poverty guidelines apply for emergency food and financial assistance

Documents To Bring:
For financial assistance: Call on 2nd or 3rd Tues of month 10am-11am ONLY.
For food box: Line up by 7am with ID, proof of household income.



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Social Service Center

9 Miles Away

432 Bank Avenue
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 369-6384

Services:
keywords: food assistance clothing assistance rent utility assistance temporary lodging gasoline prescription medication assistance individual counseling family counseling milk fund
The Social Service Center helps Iberia parish residents with milk, food, spiritual counseling, clothing, rent and utility payment assistance, temporary lodging, burials, medicine and gasoline for transients
Must be at the front door when they open at 9:00 AM or at 1:00pm to be helped -- First come, first served until their daily limit is reached. Must bring evidence of income or lack of income, rent receipt and all utility bills and food stamp program sheet.

Hours:
M-Th, 9A-12P & 1-2:30P

Eligibility:
Serves anyone in need. Those on social sercurity, food stamps, unemployed or under-employed and others.

Documents To Bring:
Must bring rent receipt, all utility bills, proof of income, food stamp award letter



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SMILE - New Iberia Community Action Center

9 Miles Away

722 Walton Street
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 365-8151

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Services:
Keywords: Christmas ProgramsClothing Coats for Kids Emergency Disaster Assistance Financial Assistance Food Assistance Home Improvement Homeless Services Housing Counseling Job Placement Medicaid Enrollment Center Medication Assistance Mortgage Payment Assistance Outreach Parenting Skills Rental Assistance Tax Preparation Assistance VITA Transportation Assistance Transportation, Disabled Transportation, Elderly Utility Assistance HEAD START
EARLY HEAD START: Provides comprehensive early childhood development and family support services on a year-round basis for 80 children under age three and pregnant women in order to enhance children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Also supports parents in fulfilling their parental roles, and helps parents move toward self-sufficiency. The program is interwoven with Head Start, and offers the same support system.
CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP): Provides funds to assist with food service costs for the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CSBG):Provides support services for community-based, anti-poverty programs and projects, such as emergency assistance, transportation, housing and weatherization.
LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP): Provides direct payments to home energy suppliers on behalf of eligible households, particularly the elderly and disabled.
WEATHERIZATION: Provides energy conservation and preventive measures to eligible households.
GENERAL TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation services (within and outside of respective parishes) for a nominal fee so that clients may attend hospital and medical appointments and social service appointments.
EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER NATIONAL BOARD PROGRAM: Provides emergency food and shelter, and helps with rent or mortgage payments and assists those families in need of emergency shelter and food.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS: Provides emergency assistance with food, housing, clothes and prescriptions.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS: Provides supplementary assistance for transportation, housing and emergencies.
COUNSELING AND REFERRALS: Provides counseling services to clients who have been referred by other social agencies. Also provides alternative services that may be available to clients.
HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Provides the homeless with the opportunity to make the transition out of poverty. Also provides social and maintenance assistance.
HUD-APPROVED COMPREHENSIVE HOUSING COUNSELING: Provides housing counseling assistance to HUD-related clients. Housing counseling activities include mortgage default, pre-purchase activities, consumer education, preoccupancy rental, rental delinquency, relocation assistance, and others.
HOMEOWNERSHIP COUNSELING: Provides the pros and cons of becoming first-time homebuyers.
RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP): Places retired senior volunteers in various social service agencies, which is beneficial to both the volunteers and the community.
STEP - TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation for qualified participants, including clients and their preschool children who are transported to education sites and day care facilities, respectively. Previously referred to as the FIND Works Program and Project Independence, it is designed to assist certain groups of TANF clients in securing independence from outside resources.
EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANTS (ESG) PROGRAM: Provides transitional housing for homeless families, including supportive services, to help them achieve independent living.
MEDICAID APPLICATION ASSISTANCE: Assists with completing applications for clients wishing to enroll in the Medicaid Program. Eligibility determinations are made by the state.
FAMILY RESOURCE/PARENTING CENTER: Provides community education in St. Martin Parish on developmental stages of child growth, responsibilities of parenting skills, stress/anger management and self-sufficiency for protecting children.
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CENTER: Provides limited computer technology and internet services for community residents in St. Martin and Iberia Parishes.
Rapid Re-Housing - provides case management and some financial assistance for homeless individuals who meed HUD guidelines.

Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 4:30pm

Eligibility:
Must meet poverty guidelines for general services.
For Rapid Re-Housing, must be homeless and meed HUD guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Contact Office



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-- Edmund Spenser




Mount Calvary Baptist Church Food Pantry

9 Miles Away

414 Weeks St.
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 369-9596

Services:
keywords: food pantry
An Iberia Parish Food Net Food Bank which distributes food to the parish residents in need. Food Distribution schedule may vary, so call for information in advance.

Hours:
3rd Thursday of the month, 11:00A-1:00P

Eligibility:
Parish residents whose income are in at or below Federal Poverty Guideline Limits

Documents To Bring:
Call for information



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-- Margaret Weis




First Presbyterian Church / Food Pantry

9 Miles Away

204 North Lewis Street
New Iberia, LA 70563
(337) 364-8118

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Services:
keywords: food pantry food assistance
Presbyterian Food Pantry gives out one box of food per person per month, which might include 1 lb. of fresh meat, 8 cans of fruits and vegetables, 2 lbs of rice, macaroni and cheese and other non-perishables In desperate cases, call for special consideration.

Hours:
1:00pm-2:30pm/3rd Wednesday/month

Eligibility:
Anyone who qualifies as needy

Documents To Bring:
Call on Monday or Tuesday before open date to get on the list or go to the First Presbyterian Food Pantry, 3rd Wednesday; application and interview required



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-- Fritz Reiner




Vermilion Parish Health Unit

14 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

14 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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Assist Agency - Vermilion

14 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

14 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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