Food Assistance

If you're looking for help connecting with programs and organizations that can help you get nutritious foods, you're in the right place! Here, you'll find links to helpful resources including government food assistance programs, food pantries, and nutrition education.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP provides monthly food benefits to low-income families to supplement their grocery budget so they can afford nutritious, healthy foods. Participants can simply swipe their SNAP EBT cards at select stores to use their benefits.    

For instructions on how to apply, or to get help with your application, click the links below:

How to Apply for SNAP     SNAP Application Assistance

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC programs provide supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk. If you are already enrolled in SNAP, you may automatically qualify to receive WIC benefits.

To read more information on WIC, check your eligibility, or learn how to apply, click the link below:

Welcome to WIC 

Food Banks and Meal Delivery

If you or someone you know faces daily challenges to getting enough nutritious foods, we're here to help! New Orleans has a large network of food banks and food assistance programs that make sure everyone can get as many healthy foods as they need. 


Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest offers an expansive food distribution program, community kitchen meal service, nutrition education, and public benefits assistance. Find out more about Second Harvest and their programs below.

Second Harvest Food Bank


Top Box Foods

Top Box Foods delivers healthy, affordable foods directly to shoppers. They offer fresh fruits, vegetables, high-quality meats, and seafood, all of which can be purchased with SNAP with a dollar-for-dollar match.

Top Box Foods


Sankofa CDC

Sankofa Community Development Corporation operates the Sankofa Lower Nine Fresh Food Pantry at 5200 Dauphine Street. The food pantry offers three food and meal assistance programs to households in need, all of which are designed to help individuals and households achieve or maintain access to nutritious foods. 

Sankofa CDC


Culture AID NOLA

Culture Aid NOLA is a no-barrier, no-stigma food distribution program that provides free groceries with no requirements for identification or proof of income. Culture Aid distributes food on Wednesdays at 6PM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church and  onSaturdays at 9AM at Corpus Christi- Epiphany Church.   

Culture Aid NOLA

Nutrition Education

LSU AgCenter

The LSU AgCenter provides individuals and families with valuable information aimed at improving economic conditions, general wellness and quality of life. They provide nutrition education through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Extension Program (EFNEP), Flavors of Health, and SNAP-Ed.

EFNEP     Flavors of Health     SNAP-Ed


Crescent City Farmers Market (CCFM)

The Crescent City Farmers Market, operated by Market Umbrella, doubles the value of SNAP benefits used at their locations through the Market Match program. Additionally, seniors and individuals receiving WIC benefits may qualify for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP), which provides additional benefits.

Hours and Locations     Market Match     FMNP