Baton Rogue Louisiana 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, pantries, shelters, and various meal sites are listed below.

Baton Rouge pantries offer food 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.

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

All The Way House
Address is 2080 Main Street
Baker, Louisiana 70714
Phone number - (225) 775-4321
Items range from fruits to baby formula or even clothing from the charity.





Allen Chapel AME Church
Address is 6175 Scenic Highway
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805
Call (225) 356-0719

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

Capital Area Family Violence Center (Battered Women’s Program)

Cenikor Foundation, Inc.
This Baton Rouge site will serve hot meals and offer referrals.

Center for Christian Unity
Location - 3006 Fuqua Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Dial (225) 387-5867 for hours of food distribution

Chaneyville Community Center
Clients of the location include seniors and the working poor. Boxes of food, applications to SNAP food stamps, and other aid is offered.




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.

East Baton Rouge Council on Aging
Address: 5790 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Telephone (225) 923-8031

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.

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.

Living Waters Community Development

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.

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

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.

Scott-Gilchrist Center Bethel AME Church

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

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.

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

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

Zachary Community Food Pantry

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



By Jon McNamara

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