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First Baptist Church

Address:
203 S Lexington Ave
Bunkie, LA 71322

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(318) 346-7602

Services:
A Food Bank for Avoyelles Parish residents; food is distributed the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Applications are taken at the office

Hours:
M-Th, 8A-4P; F, 8A-12P
Food Distribution: 2nd Tuesday of each month.


St Alphonse Catholic Church

Address:
3659 Main St
Hessmer, LA 71341

Map & Directions

(8 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 563-4550

Services:
Keywords: Food Assistance Food Pantry
A catholic church serving Avoyelles Parish. Services include: Food Bank based on income guidelines on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, Senior Food Box on the 4th Friday of the month. Also an Emergency Food Pantry.

Hours:
M, T & F 8A-3:30P; W, 8A-12P

Eligibility:
Anyone needing food and meeting the income, age and disability guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Call for information
Food Bank on 3rd Tuesday of the month
Senior Food Box on the 4th Friday of the Month


Avoyelles Progress Action

Address:
641 Government St
Marksville, LA 71351

Map & Directions

(15 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 253-6085

Services:
A non-profit Community Action Agency. Services provided include: Head Start, Energy Assistance, Commodities, Weatherization, LaHeap Energy Assistance, Community Food and Nutrition, Child and Adult Food, and Information and Referral.

Tax Preparation and EITC:
By appointment only Monday - Friday, 9a - 3p from January 24 - April 12

Hours:
M-F, 8A-4:30P; Tax Preparation: M-F, 9A -3P

Eligibility:
Anyone meeting federal poverty guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Call for information and to schedule tax assistance appointment; items needed for tax assistance: Photo ID; original SS card or ITIN; last year's tax return; all W-2s, 1099s, and other income forms; receipts for child care along with provider's name, address & tax ID number, receipts for any charitable donations, any other tax-related documents; a voided check for direct deposit


Christian Care & Share Center

Address:
129 W Main St
Ville Platte, LA 70586

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 363-8041

Services:
Provides food to the needy (supplied by food pantry), household goods and furniture (based on availability) as well as clothes, help with rent and utility bills, transportation for emergencies and other emergency needs in urgent situations.

Food drop-off centers are Northside Civic Center on N. Soileau.

Hours:
M & Th, 8A-12P

Eligibility:
Serves the needy of all ages based on income meeting Fed. poverty guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Application required; documents needed are verification of resources and income; food stamp documentation


St Francis Center

Address:
625 8th St
Mamou, LA 70554

Map & Directions

(26 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 468-3559

Website:
http://www.saintannmamou.org

Services:
Keywords: Clothing Food Assistance Thrift Shop

St. Francis Center helps the needy with food and clothing and operates a thrift store.

Hours:
TU & TH, 8A-12P

Eligibility:
Mamou needy residents

Documents To Bring:
Application is required for food along with proof of income and food stamp sheet (if any).
Through application; documentation needed are proof of income and expenses, food stamp sheet, Security Number


Philadelphia Baptist Church

Address:
722 Philadelphia Rd
Deville, LA 71328

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 442-0754

Website:
http://www.pbcministry.com

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.


He who treads softly goes far.

-- Chinese Proverb

Shepherd Center

Address:
1400 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA 71301

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(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


Cenla Community Action

Address:
1335 Jackson St
Alexandria, LA 71301

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 487-5878

Website:
http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/directory/detail/3956

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


Diocese of Alexandria

Address:
4400 Coliseum Blvd
Alexandria, LA 71303

Map & Directions

(29 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(318) 445-2401

Website:
http://www.diocesealex.org

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


Living Water Christian Center

Address:
946 S Bullard St
Opelousas, LA 70570

Map & Directions

(31 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(337) 407-0086

Services:
Provides food and groceries to a variety of sites that help persons needing extra support.

Hours:
Second Fri of each month 7am-9am (Food Pantry) Mon-Fri 8am-7pm (Toll Free Hotline Assistance)

Eligibility:
Individuals and Families with low income within coverage area


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