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Bossier Parish free food pantries.

Low income families can get groceries, meals, and information on SNAP benefits from food pantries that are located in Bossier Parish. The centers are mostly operated by either churches or charity organizations, but each is committed to feeding the less fortunate, seniors, and the working poor.

There are also additional food assistance programs for the vulnerable in the Parish, including senior citizens, children, as well as the homebound. Specifically, these resources include Meals on Wheels as well as USDA Summer meals for children from struggling households. Other aid, such as clothes, may also be offered.

Bossier City food banks may not only offer groceries, but many provide diapers, baby formula, as well as free holiday meals (at Christmas or Thanksgiving). Call an agency below for more information.

Airline Drive Church of Christ
2125 Airline Dr
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
Dial 318-746-2645
The food pantry is only open one Thursday per month. Call for hours and to apply. Canned and fresh food may be provided by volunteers of the Bossier parish church.

Trinity Presbyterian Church -  Providence House
Address is 1944 Airline Dr.
Bossier City, LA 71111
For hours, call (318) 746-2951
Regardless of religion, free food, baby formula, grocery boxes, and other goods are offered. There may be soup, cereal, Ensure for senior citizens, and other goods.

The Simple Church
601 Benton Road, Suite 2
Bossier City, LA 71111
(318) 752-2320
The food bank and soup kitchen is open to the needy. There are also free Christmas meals served along with small gifts for kids (when available).




Department of Social Services/OFS/Bossier Parish
2123 Shed Road
Bossier City, LA 71111
Main phone - (318) 741-7320
They administer the government benefits. The disabled, working poor, and unemployed can apply for
Food Stamps, Child Care Vouchers, welfare, and other services.

St. George Episcopal Church
Address is 1959 Airline Drive
Bossier City, Louisiana 71112
(318) 746-2571
Bossier Parish families need to call to apply.

Kid's Kingdom
Address: 1321 Airline Drive
Bossier City, LA 71112
(318) 742-9833
Lunches are only for students of the pre-school. The child needs to be under 10 years of age.

Helping Hands
201 John Wesley Boulevard
Bossier City, Louisiana 71112
(318) 742-3823
Assistance includes quarterly boxes of free food, bus passes, and more.




Christ The King Food Pantry
1000 Ogilivie Street
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
Call (318) 221-0238

Bossier Parish Health Unit
3022 Old Minden Road
Bossier City, LA 71112
(318) 741-7314
New or single moms can apply for WIC vouchers. This will help pay for some baby formula costs. There may also be maternity clothing given out.

Bossier Office of Community Services, Inc.
Main office is at 700 Benton Road
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
(318) 747-1045
Emergency financial aid and food is for  low income families on supplemental security income, SNAP food stamps, general assistance, or Medicaid.

There are many other agencies as well as food programs in Bossier Parish. Families looking for a soup kitchen, pantry, or other benefits such as Meals on Wheels or the Senior Brown bag service can call (318) 675-2400.



By Jon McNamara

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