Baton Rogue Louisiana area free food pantries.

There are several different types of food distribution centers around the Baton Rouge Louisiana parish. The leading places to contact for assistance, including free meals, food, groceries for use in kitchens, food pantries near you, shelters, and various meal sites are listed below. There is also a toll free referral number at the bottom of the page.

Baton Rouge pantries offer food or free hygiene or household supplies at no or minimal cost to families of all incomes. The goods provided are for their personal use. On the other hand soup kitchens in the region offer at minimum one meal that is high in nutrition to people who need food, support, or a place to go for help. Commodity Distribution Sites provide surplus government food, breads, meats, rice, and other items to Baton Rouge families. The last option, meal sites across Baton Rouge are considered to be any non-profit agencies that offer hot or cold meals at site somewhere in the community. They also have free Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving meals.

There are also several food banks in the area. These are both warehousing and distribution centers. The food banks procure food, receive donations, sort, and distribute the items at no cost to local non-profits, such as charities, churches, pantries, and more. Those locations ultimately distribute the items to families in the community.

While the exact type of services will vary, in general food pantries will only help people who live in the immediate area or local neighborhood. Help is offered for people who meet the requirements of the organization and who have no other options or resources available to them. A common restriction is that families will receive an order or basket of free groceries or food every two weeks for a period of two months, at which time they need to reapply. In certain cases emergency aid may be offered, or some restrictions may be waived.

 

 

 

 

Locations of food banks and pantries

Allen Chapel AME Church
Address is 6175 Scenic Highway
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805
Call (225) 356-0719
Programs for the low income and less fortunate include a free food pantry, soup kitchen, clothes, and basic needs.

Alsen Coalition for Community Action
610 Old Rafe Mayer Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
The community action agency has a food pantry, and offers other assistance too, such as information on rent help, LIHEAP, and public aid like WIC or food stamps. Case managers try to address the underlying causes of poverty, and job programs and training may be administered too.

Antioch Baptist Church
Location - 6538 Mickens Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70811
Telephone - (225) 357-9717

Bible World Christian Center
2156 Wooddale Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Telephone (225) 932-9533
Items range from fruits to baby formula or even clothing from the charity. Single moms or low income parents can get baby formula or diapers. Based on donations some produce or household cleaning supplies may be given out.

 

 

 

 

Baton Rouge Catholic Charities
Churches help the poor, immigrants, indigent, and others. A thrift store sells items, including furniture. There is also food assistance programs, canned or perishable food, and more from an emergency pantry. Workers also help clients find benefits and offer help to Latinos, immigrants, and others. More on food assistance in Baton Rouge Catholic Charities.

Center for Christian Unity
Location - 3006 Fuqua Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Dial (225) 387-5867 for hours of food distribution
In addition to a pantry, Christmas gifts, meals, and free food boxes are offered in East Baton Rouge.

Connections for Life
2286 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
For hours call (225) 379-3640

Delmont Service Center
3535 Riley Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805
(225) 389-5464
Services include food, groceries, government aid, clothing, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and food baskets, and much more.

Douglas Avenue Baptist Church
(225) 355-4418
A soup kitchen and thrift store are on site. Very low income families and the homeless can stop by. Clients of the location include seniors and the working poor. Boxes of food, applications to SNAP food stamps, and other aid is offered.

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging
Address: 5790 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Telephone (225) 923-8031
A major focus is on seniors, the elderly, as well as disabled. Volunteers will deliver free hot meals to the homebound. They also organize field trips, serve congregate meals, and help the vulnerable.

 

 

 

Glory House can be reached at (225) 925-8081.

Gloryland Baptist Church
Address of the pantry is 6745 Greenwell Springs Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Call - (225) 928-0436

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
Address is 10600 S Choctaw Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Call (225) 359-9940
Only referrals are given to the general public. The organization supplies food for distribution to local churches, pantries, and soup kitchens in the region.

Hope Ministries
Address is 4643 Winbourne Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Call (225) 355-0702
A leading regional food pantry and soup kitchen. There are also free personal hygiene supplies, feminine products, and holiday meals. Everything from cereal to infant formula, paper goods, meals for seniors or immigrants and more is offered in
Baton Rouge.

House of Hope
Main address is 16273 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70819
Call (225) 924-6717
Groceries, food, meals, and more are provided.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church – Scotlandville
Dial (225) 775-7062

Little Zion Baptist Church has a food pantry for the homeless and low income in Baton Rouge.

Mary’s House of Bread
Address of food bank 11558 Plank Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70811
Phone number (225) 774-4506
Meals on Wheels is also available for senior citizens.

Ministry of New Beginnings
5925 North Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Call (225) 355-5470

 

 

 

 

North Baton Rouge Community Center, which can be called at (225) 336-2423, offers meals, baby formula, and much more.

North Center of Hope
3772 North Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

O’Brien House
Location - 1231 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Dial (225) 344-6345
An emergency food pantry may have non-perishable goods, rice, dairy products, and even baby formula for Baton Rogue clients.

Office of Social Services for Baton Rouge can help people apply for SNAP food stamps, government commodities, and other public aid. This is the government center for families in poverty. Cash aid is offered too. More on Baton Rouge Social Services.

Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church
14040 Greenwell Springs Road
Greenwell Spgs, LA 70739
(225) 261-4650

Saint Anthony Catholic Church
Phone - (225) 357-4800

Saint Isidore Catholic Church
Location is 5657 Thomas Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70811
Call (225) 775-9959
Offers meals, support, and assistance to people of all religions and income.

Saint James Episcopal Church
205 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801
Call (225) 387-5141 for hours and more information on shelter, soup kitchens, and spiritual guidance.

Saint Joseph Cathedral Food Pantry
Location is 412 North Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone number (225) 387-5928
In addition to the food bank, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals as well as small gifts are offered.

Saint Louis King of France Catholic Church
Church address is 2121 North Sherwood Forest Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Main number (225) 275-7280

 

 

 

 

Saint Paul Catholic Church
Location 3912 Gus Young Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Main phone number is (225) 383-2537
Resources include Peanut Butte, bread, pasta, Pantry Staples, Canned vegetables, Tomato sauce and more. The church pantry relies on donations as well as volunteers.

Salvation Army
4025 West Brookstown Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
(225) 357-3267
Various social services including financial help for bills, medication, and shelter are offered. Other programs include gifts for children from the Angel Tree program, free food and meals, and advice/case management for families across Baton Rouge. They also feed low income families during the Christmas and Thanksgiving holiday season.

Second Baptist Church
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
For information, call (225) 344-4731

Shekinah Glory Christian Center
Location is 238 Little John Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Main number: (225) 771-8846

The Shepherd’s Market
230 Renee Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
For food programs, dial (225) 337-1306
Children and students can get free grab and go breakfast as well as other nutritional support.

Sixty Aid Baptist Church
Address is 655 Gardere Ln
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70820
(225) 769-5865
Clothing, paper goods and hygiene items, and more may be offered from the non-profit.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
The Baton Rogue charity provides many services. This includes a free food bank. There is a soup kitchen for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Volunteers may deliver food or meals to the sick or elderly too. Or get personal toiletries, Summer meals for students, financial aid, and referrals to .S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. More on Society of Saint Vincent de Paul assistance programs Baton Rogue.

Southeast Ministries Association, Inc.
Location is 476 Sharp Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Call (225) 924-5122

Streams of Life
Address is 8852 Greenwell Springs Rd
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70814
Phone: (225) 771-8830
The free pantry may have Flour, macaroni, Tuna, Ensure for seniors, juices, beans, chili, and other items.

United Methodist HOPE Ministries
Address: 4643 Winbourne Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805
Phone number is (225) 355-0702
A free food pantry is on site. Volunteers may also deliver a meal to the disabled or homebound.

 

 

 

 

VOA Drop-In Center
2600 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Phone number is (225) 346-8182

Additional free food assistance in Baton Rogue area

For more referrals, including to food pantries near or soup kitchens which may be closer to a family, dial 225.359.9940. Or callers can learn about government USDA programs, such as SNAP food stamps or surplus commodities and the homebound can register for Meals on Wheels, among other services.

 

By Jon McNamara

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