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Food banks and pantries in Calcasieu Parish.

There are several food pantries disbursed across Calcasieu Parish as well as the city of Lake Charles. These organizations, most of which are non-profits, help feed thousands of low income families, seniors, and children each year. They can also direct clients to resources ranging from SNAP food stamps to clothing closets or free Christmas meals. So may services are provided.

The programs available differ by food bank. Some charities focus just on offering a box of groceries or a hot meal. Other locations provide even more. There may be Meals on Wheels for the home-bound or elderly, or some centers organize volunteers to serve free Thanksgiving, Easter or Christmas meals. No matter when it provided by a pantry, the chances are that more often than not that a struggling family will be able to receive some form of help or at least referrals to other Calcasieu Parish organizations.

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Address is 1537 Country Club Rd
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Call 337-478-8353
The free food pantry is only open Tuesday and Thursday. Free groceries, rice, bread, dairy items, and more is disbursed.

Christian World
Address: 2001 E. Gauthier Rd
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70607
The charity run food bank tries to help feed low income Calcasieu Parish families.

Glad Tidings/Dorcas Room Ministry
3400 Texas St
Lake Charles, LA 70607
The hours are Monday to Thursday. Emergency bags of groceries, hot meals, and Thanksgiving food baskets may be provided.




Southwest LA AIDS Council
Location is 1715 Common St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Telephone: 337-439-5861

Westlake United Methodist Church
704 Johnson St
Westlake, LA 70669
Volunteers collect food donations and work at the pantry. Some senior may have a hot meal brought to their home if they have no relatives nearby to assist them.

Good Hope Missionary Baptist
821 Sampson St
Westlake, Louisiana 70669

Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana
Pantry address - 1225 2nd St
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601
Phone - 337-439-7436
Numerous assistance programs and social services are run. They range from clothes to free food, grants for bills, shelter, and referrals to USDA food stamps or government aid.

New Sunlight Baptist Church
Address is 521 Franklin St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Telephone - 337-436-8965

Abraham's Tent
2300 Fruge St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Main number - 337-439-9330

Greater St. Mary Baptist Church
1401 Moeling Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
A soup kitchen is on site. There are meals for children and groceries from the food bank. Calcasieu Parish users of this non-profit come from all ages and races.





Faith & Friends Food Pantry
4009 Legion St
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Care Help of Sulphur, Inc.
Address is 200 N. Huntington
Sulphur, LA 70663
Call 337-528-2273
The pantry is open 3 days per week, and applications are required. There may also be clothing or Christmas meals or gifts.

St. Memorial Church of God In Christ
1717 Moeling
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601

Shepherd's Inn Outreach Church
Main location is 2900 E. Opelousas St
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
Phone: 337-433-1517
Free food is available in a crisis. There are fresh as well as non-perishable food items served.

Zion Travelers Missionary Baptist Church
Address: 608 W. Second St
Lake Charles, LA 70647

Pentecostals of Vinton
835 Fairchild St
Vinton, Louisiana 70668
Fruits, meats, baby formula, and other aid is for struggling as well as unemployed residents.




Community Outreach Center
The food bank is at 1006 E. Fourth St
DeQuincy, LA 70633
For hours, call 337-768-6512
Case managers can help families. Learn about SNAP food stamps applications in Louisiana, surplus commodity foods such as CSFP, snacks for students, and more.

Ebnezer Baptist Church Food Pantry
110 School St.
Cameron, Louisiana 70631
Main phone - 337-249-9029

For additional information or referrals to pantries that may be closer or have better hours, call 504.734.1322. Clients can also learn about public aid ranging from WIC vouchers to EBT food stamps card or school lunches.


By Jon McNamara

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