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Saint Tammany Parish food banks and pantries.

Food pantries and soup kitchens across St. Tammany parish try to meet the need of low income families. The centers will offer emergency support as well as information on long term aid, such as applications to SNAP food stamps. Locations are available for a wide range of clients, including senior citizens, families with children, and the disabled.

While there are never any guarantees to receiving assistance from a food bank, the staff at each center do their best to meet the need of residents. Not only can a box of groceries or holiday meal be served in St. Tammany parish, but other programs can include clothing, personal hygiene items, or toys at Christmas. Applications may also be offered to resources such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Summer meals for children, or WIC.

Covington Food Bank
840 North Columbia Street
Covington LA 70433
Telephone - 985-893-3003
The location partners with local soup kitchen, pantries, and regional organizations such as Second Harvest. Many other services are run by the non-profit, as following. Clients can get clothing or a box of groceries from the pantry. A Meals on Wheels service is run, and the staff also focus on senior citizens, people on a fixed income, and the disabled in Saint Tammany.

Greater North Shore Full Gospel Baptist Church
Address is 840 Voters Rd.
Slidell, Louisiana 70461

First Baptist Church - Slidell
Address is 4141 Pontchartrain Dr.
Slidell, LA 70458
Emergency boxes of free food, canned goods, and personal care items are offered in Saint Tammany Parish.





The Good Samaritan Ministry
910 Cross Gates Boulevard
Slidell, Louisiana 70461
Many social services are run, including some emergency financial aid for housing or paying bills. They have free food and applications to SNAP. During the holidays free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals are on site, and there are also present for children. Other resources include the ACCESS Free Diaper Program, Baby Formula, Transportation, and vouchers for bus tickets.

Saint Tammany Parish - Second Harvest Food Bank partner sites
81605 Highway 41
Bush, LA 70431
For referrals to partner agencies, call 985-516-6091

Mt. Olive AME Church Feeding Ministry
Location is 2442 2nd St.
Slidell, Louisiana 70458
For hours of the food pantry, dial 985-641-6026

Community Christian Concern
Address 2515 Carey St.
Slidell, LA 70458
Main phone - 985-646-0357

VOA - Park Place Community Home
2201 11th St.
Slidell, LA 70458

Slidell Heights Community Home
640 Magnolia St
Slidell, Louisiana 70460
Holiday meals are combined with surplus USDA commodities.





Pentecost Missionary Baptist Church
Address: 36138 Shady Lane
Slidell, LA 70460
Telephone number is 985-641-5527
emergency bags of food, rice, dairy goods, and more are offered.

Pearl River Church of the Nazarene
64129 HWY 41
Pearl River, LA 70452

Little Woods
14441 Curran Blvd
Free food is offered to low income families from the non-profit, which runs a pantry.

Mandeville Christian Fellowship
Location is 1211 Hwy 1088
Mandeville, Louisiana 70435
Telephone - 985-626-3561




Mandeville Samaritan Center Inc.
402 Girod St
Mandeville, Louisiana 70448
This location offers many of the same services as the site referenced above. Another focus is on feeding the elderly and children in the parish.

Residents of the parish can call on other programs in St. Tammany. Examples include Senior Brown Bag, snacks for children, Meals on Wheels, and more. There are even additional pantries in the region for free food. Dial 504-734-1322.


By Jon McNamara

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