Food for Families/Food for Seniors

Catholic Charities’ Food for Families/Food for Seniors program is Louisiana’s only Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and has operated since 1970. The agency serves eligible individuals in all 64 Louisiana parishes and has 4 distribution sites in the Upper and Lower Ninth Ward.
Individuals eligible for the CSFP are seniors – men and women 60 years old and older – who meet federal income poverty guidelines and are residents of the State of Louisiana. Potential seniors should call 504.245.7207 for more information.

Box distribution is held at the following sites in and near the Ninth Ward:
• Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1437 Caffin Ave., First Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• Greater Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 1614 Pauline St., Second Friday of the month, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
• Our Lady Star of the Sea, 1927 St. Roch Ave., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• St. Mary of the Angels, 3501 N. Miro Street, Fourth Tuesday of the month, 10 12 p.m.

Each box includes:
Two Pounds of Cheese
Ultra High Temperature 1% Milk
Non-fat Dry Milk (every other month)
Hot Cereal (Grits, Oatmeal, or Farina) or Cold Cereal (Corn Flakes, etc.)
Peanut Butter or Beans
Canned meat (Chicken, Beef, Pork) or Fish (tuna or salmon)
Canned Fruits
Canned Vegetables
Fruit Juice
Rice, Potatoes, Spaghetti or Macaroni

This box weighs approximately 40 lbs. box and is distributed on a monthly basis in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

Questions? Contact Tim Robertson or call 504- 245-7207.

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