Louisiana Covid-19 Resources

Food Insecurity

  • Giving Hope, Inc., for up-to-date information, please visit our Facebook  page. The Food Pantry will be serving groceries to their clients and new clients through a drive through system Tuesday – Friday noon – 5pm, and Saturday 9am-1pm. Address: 13040 I10 Service Road, New Orleans, LA
  • Nola Tree Project Meal Distribution Starting March 17th, from 3-5pm, going from Monday to Friday, NOLA Tree Project will be distributing free hot meals from Second Harvest. 
    • Meal Pick Up Location:  Nola Tree Project Headquarters – 1509 Filmore Ave, New Orleans.   
    • If you are an elderly resident or homebound and in need delivery, please contact Connie Udo at connie@nolatreeproject.org.
  • Gladewaves https://www.gladewaves.org/ 

Get Weekly Meal Assistance – Crescent City
“In conjunction with the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office, Gate Group, a manufacturer of hot, cold, and ambient shelf-stable foods for the airline industry, will be providing free weekly meals for those impacted by COVID-19 related food security issues. Please complete this form to be added to the list if you are in need of assistance. This effort is being organized by Sarah Manowitz of Oz New Orleans and Reed Wendorf of Ambush Magazine.”

Big Red Box Food Pantry Locations

  • The Church of Annunciation- 4505 S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 70125
  • St Rita Catholic Church- 2729 Lowerline St, New Orleans, LA 70125
  • Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church- 3643 Aurora Dr, New Orleans, LA 70131
  • Second District Police Station-  3401 Broadway St, New Orleans, LA 70125
  • Kids of Excellence- 3301 Higgins Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126
  • Trinity Community Center- 3908 Joliet St, New Orleans, LA 70118
  • Our Lady of Prompt Succor- 2320 Paris Rd, Chalmette, LA 70043
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church- 3245 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey, LA 70058
  • NOLAREADYhttps://ready.nola.gov/incident/coronavirus/resources/
  • Meals for children who are out of school during this time, please click here for a list of schools around the state that are offering breakfast and lunch pickup while the schools are closed.
  • NOLA Community Feeding Stations for youth under 18 enrolled in a public school https://nolapublicschools.com/covid19/nutrition
  • St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1923 St. Philip Street, NOLA 70116
    • Breakfast and Lunch – Grab & Go meals – meals will be served curbside
    • March 17 – April 13, Monday – Friday from 10am – Noon
    • Please come to the outside of the school cafeteria
    • Available to all children 18 and under
    • All children must be present to pickup. No ID required.
  • Victory Fellowship 5708 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70003
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 – 8 PM
    • Drive through
    • 1 bag of groceries per family
    • No ID required
  • Total Community Action Food Pantry 4518 Thalia St. 

Offering supplemental food assistance to families on a daily basis from 8am-5pm beginning Tuesday, 3/17/2020

  • Top Box Foods
    • Since many community members are avoiding stores and markets, Top Box Foods can serve as a resource through affordable grocery service. Service is open to everyone, and they accept EBT credit cards, checks, and cash. 
    • Every precaution to ensure food is handled safely, and limit contact with customers during deliveries by accepting pre-payments online or over the phone, and a drive-thru pickup system in which we bring orders to customers’ cars. More information can be found via the following link. https://mailchi.mp/b8f234e3ee0f/order-due-date-extended 

Mental Health/Behavioral Health

Need Volunteers

  • Giving Hope, Inc., need volunteers to help in the Food Pantry. If you or anyone you know is able to help, please contact Lan Hoang at lan@givinghopenola.org
  • COVID19 affects our most vulnerable. Seeking volunteers for food & supply distribution, clinical support, and more. ready.nola.gov/donate
  • Familias Unidas En Accion needs donations to help the immigrant families currently in their care.Below is a list of things they need. (Donation drop off is near the 7th Ward), (504) 444-2890. Asking folks not stay at the door to meet one another to follow social distancing recommendations. 



Cooking oil

Toilet paper

Powdered milk


Household disinfectants

Laundry detergent

Dishwashing soap

Hand sanitizer

Disinfecting wipes


  • Network Volunteers – Our goal is to provide your organization with a sustainable support structure of volunteers and resources. We know our partners are still out here working to empower our communities and want to follow their example by finding new ways to support them in this unique situation.

Informing our volunteer network of 40,000+ volunteers of your needs: 

  • Are you still actively looking for in-person volunteers? 
  • Are there virtual/remote volunteer projects you could use help with? (graphic design, outreach, database management, etc. etc.)
  • Do you have an active fundraising campaign or anything else you would like us to share? 
  • Please let us know of your current needs so we can share them with potential volunteers! 
  • Ensuring we know the best way to reach you and getting your feedback: 
  • Are you the appropriate person to contact regarding volunteer needs moving forward or should we be communicating with someone else? Please let us know your preferred point of contact and communication method and we will update our records accordingly 
  • Would you or someone on your team like to set a meeting in the coming weeks to talk about our larger partnership, future project ideas, and ways we can better work together? Shoot us an email with your availability and we will get something on the calendar
  • Contact Caitlin: (901) 626-5581, caitlin@networknola.orgwww.networknola.org
  • Women With A Vision – If you are in need of services, or if you need resources related to getting or remaining healthy, please call us at (504) 302-8822. If you do not receive an immediate response please leave a message and we will get to you as soon as possible.

Regional Information

NOTE from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (mayorcantrell@nola.gov):  It is VERY important that EVERYONE in the city complete the census https://2020census.gov/ !  This is how the federal government decides funding amounts for public resources!  Complete your census and make sure that everyone is counted!  It is more important than ever!  These will be our VITAL resources (including Medicaid funds).

  • United Way of Southeast Louisiana – https://www.unitedwaysela.org/covid-19-preparedness-tips-and-information with resources in the links
  • Louisiana citizens can dial 2-1-1 or go online https://unitedwayswla.org/211, 24/7 to reach a live 2-1-1 specialist to discuss available help and information for COVID-19. 
  • Citizens can also text the keyword “LACOVID” to 898-211 to have instant access to the most current information available in our state
  • Text COVID19 to 888777 for real time NOLA updates
  • Louisiana Department of Health Keep Calm Through COVID 24/7 Counseling Hotline: 1-866-310-7977
  • Louisiana Department of Health Compulsive Gambling Hotline: 1-877-770-7867
  • Louisiana Department of Health General Information Hotline: 2-1-1
  • Northeast Delta Human Services Authority 24/7 Helpline:  1-800-256-2522
  • NORD – 
    • Summer programs are still on and applications are online at www.nordc.org.  
    • Kids Café opened yesterday and served 200 children.  Will cont. to be open at 11 locations (www.nordc.org) from 4-6pm.  They are prepared to serve more
  • RTA –   
    • Running with essential travel ONLY.  It’s going for now and the city will follow orders as they come from Dr. Jennifer Avegno, New Orleans Health Department Director
    • #1 priority is getting patients to dialysis.  
  • Utilities –   
    • There will be no cutoffs during the crisis, payments are being relaxed.  
    • City is working with providers to increase public wifi and offer more public hotspots.  This will be available for 60 days.  
  • New Orleans Children and Family Services – 
    • City-wide children food sites are listed at www.nolapublicschools.com/covid19/nutrition
    • 43 sites are walkable for residents and caregivers CAN pick up food for their children if children cannot go.  
    • WIC visits have been waived and follow ups are being made by phone.  
  • NOLA-311(Non-emergency services resources), dial 3-1-1
    • Since March of 2012, NOLA-311 has been the go-to non-emergency services resource for the citizens of New Orleans. From streetlight outages to pothole repair to blight control and so much more, New Orleans residents can call 3-1-1 to speak with one of our highly trained NOLA-311 service agents about resolving non-emergency issues, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Callers from outside the City of New Orleans may dial 504-658-2299.)
    • In addition to calling 3-1-1 to submit a non-emergency request, New Orleans citizens may also submit a service request on the NOLA-311 website or reach out to us through the NOLA-311 Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.


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