Lafayette, LA
Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 67 food pantries in the Lafayette area.

Coupons.com

1 Miles Away

Lafayette , LA 70500

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Services:
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Eligibility:
Requires internet connection and printer.

Additional Services:
Reduced cost food in Lafayette , LA.

Area Served:
Lafayette , LA



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United Christian Outreach

2 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

2 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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St. Joseph Diner

2 Miles Away

613 W. Simcoe Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 235-4972

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Services:
St. Joseph Diner prepares and serves an average of 150 lunch meals each day. The Diner also delivers meals to the home-bound.

Lunch is served from 11:00am until 11:50am 364 days a year. (Closed on Mardi Gras)
Food and financial donations, as well as a host of volunteers, sustain the diner

ST. JOSEPH DINER BREAD PANTRY (see program for more details) also offers bread, sweets, nonperishable food, and holiday food baskets for low-income elderly. Emergency Food Boxes are also distributed through the bread pantry.

Hours:
Office: M - F, 8am-5pm
Lunch: Sunday-Saturday 11-11:50am

Eligibility:
All for meals; must be 55+ and meet federal poverty income guidelines for commodities, breads and sweets, and holiday baskets.

Documents To Bring:
Fill out application forms. Must have current picture ID.
Call 232-HELP / LA 211 (dial 2-1-1 or 232-4357) for Emergency Food Assistance.



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S.M.I.L.E. Community Action Agency, Inc.

2 Miles Away

501 St. John Street
Lafayette, LA 70502
(337) 234-3272

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Services:
Non-profit community agency that assists low-income clients We assist with Job Counseling, On-Job-Training, Job Readiness, Fraud & Scam Prevention Education, Consumer Education, Infant / Toddler Head Start / Early Start, Parenting Skills, Computer / Technology Skills, Budget Counseling, LIHEAP Support, Housing Counseling and Landlord / Tenant Advocacy, Housing Services, Emergency Medication, Rent / Mortgage Assistance, Food and Cash Assistance, Information and Referral, Transportation Components, Volunteer Recruitment, and Health Screenings and Immunizations.

*Disaster*

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

Eligibility:
Please call for information regarding eligibility requirements.

Documents To Bring:
Please call for information regarding intake process.



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Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)

2 Miles Away

110 Toledo Dr.
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 572-8940

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Services:
Seasonal Program
Provides vouchers for purchase of fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from farmers' markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture programs to low-income seniors.

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

Eligibility:
Each household member 60 years or older may apply

Documents To Bring:
Each member of the household who is 60 years or older can apply. First time applicants must apply with any Council on Aging; previous applicants are mailed renewal applications directly. Applicants must provide income verification (family of one, no more than $20K annually; Family of 2, no more than $26K annually; etc.)



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Progressive Baptist Church

2 Miles Away

2001 East Simcoe Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 234-3924

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Services:
Keywords: rental assistance utility assistance food pantry food assistance money management

Progressive Baptist Church's (PBC) Benevolence Program provides services to persons within Lafayette with needs such as utility and gas bills, rent, and lodging needs.

PBC is also a Food Net Pantry which provides groceries for families Families can pick up food once a month with a food voucher from a church, The Well or 232-HELP/211.

The Money Smart classes provide financial education to help participants become financially stable by better managing finances and assets The classes will focus on establishing banking accounts, working to repair credit and reducing debt. Classes are offered at Progressive Baptist Community Center, 125 Gallian Street and is a collaborative effort of United Way of Acadiana and Progressive Baptist Chruch. For more information, contact Anthony James at 706-1220.

Hours:
W-F, 10a - Noon(Food Pantry)
M-F, 9a-4p (Benevolence)
Tuesday, 6p (Money Management)

Eligibility:
Families in Need who live in Lafayette Parish

Documents To Bring:
Call 232-HELP/211 for food qualification and referral

Call PBC for Benevolence Program -Completed application, interview, copy of bill
Money Smart classes contact Anthony James at 706-1220



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Missionaries Of Charity

2 Miles Away

630 Arthur St.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 233-3929

Services:
Services provided include emergency food, after school program, visiting shut-ins at family homes, nursing homes, hospitals and prisons.
Food Assistance

Hours:
M-W & F-Sa, 8A-12P & 2-5P.
Emergency Food: F, 3:30-5P

Eligibility:
They assist only the poorest of poor, the unwanted and unloved.

Documents To Bring:
Call for assistance



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Martin Luther King Recreation Center

2 Miles Away

309 Cora
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 291-5561

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Services:
MLK Center is used for social activities, government surplus commodity distribution, senior citizen programs ( a multi-use center); 3pm-10pm after school program; library, tutoring; conference rooms; meeting rooms Pool facility available for $1.00 charge Gym available.

Hours:
M-F, 8am - 4:30pm

Eligibility:
Anyone

Documents To Bring:
Call for information on various programs



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Lafayette Church of Christ

2 Miles Away

510 Orchid Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506

Services:
Food Pantry serving Lafayette Parish Residents Must call for an appointment to determine eligibility prior to going to pantry.

Hours:
4th Saturday of every Month

Eligibility:
Anyone at or below Federal Poverty Guideline limits and living North of tracks west of University (Area within Walker Road and North University and including Carencro)

Documents To Bring:
Must call for an appointment prior to going to pantry. Must bring (1) Househould income information: paycheck stubs, W-2, food stamp award letter, income award letter (SSI; SSD), etc.; (2) Proof of Residency: utility or telephone bill; (3) number in household



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Food for Families/Food for Seniors Program

2 Miles Away

1408 Carmel Ave.
Lafayette, LA 70501
(800) 522-3333

Services:
Food For Families/Food For Seniors is a supplemental nutrition program for post partum mothers for one year, children 13 months to 6 years, and seniors 60 years and over who meet income guidelines Individual food packages are designed to supplement protein, calcium, iron and vitamins A&C and are tailored to the age of the child and the condition of the mother and senior The packages are 40 pounds and contain evaporated and dry milk, fruit juice, cereal, canned meat, canned fruits and vegetables, potatoes, rice or pasta, peanut butter or dry beans, and cheese The program is a collaborative effort of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the US Department of Agriculture.

Lafayette parish commodities are distributed every 3rd Tuesday 8:00-10:30am; except Mardi Gras and other holidays.

Keyword: Food Assistance Commodities

Hours:
Diocese of Lafayette office hours: 8:30am-12pm & 1:00pm-4:30pm/Monday-Thursday; 8:00am-12:00pm/Friday.

Distribution: First Tues/month 7:00AM-10AM; 309 Cora Street, Lafayette

Eligibility:
Pregnant women, new mothers, children up to age 6 and seniors 60 years or older who meet income guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Call 800 number to apply; supply proof of birthdate, income and address at commodity distribution site



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