News and Updates

July 9, 2020

City of New Orleans Offers COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program in Partnership with FEMA and Local Restaurants

by Benaiah Harvey, District D Liaison
Filed under: assistance, covid, covid-19, food, meal, program

Apply to Receive Meals

If you are in need of food, are in any of the following categories, and are not receiving any other federal food support, call 3-1-1 (504-658-2299) or go to to apply for this program, which serves:

  • Seniors age 65 and above
  • Adults with high-risk health conditions and special medical needs
  • Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed and require isolation or quarantine
  • Homeless residents
  • Children under age 18

Per FEMA rules regarding duplication of benefits, residents already receiving food assistance through SNAP, Meals on Wheels, the NOLA Public Schools Meal Program, or the State-sponsored homeless hotel services will be ineligible for this program. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements of this program and you are in need of food assistance, please call 2-1-1 to be connected to other services.


Read more about the program at or by clicking this link.