Donate Food

Donate Food to Second Harvest

Help feed our neighbors in need. We gladly accept all food donations large or small. Whether you are hosting a food drive, cleaning out your pantry or have a surplus of unmarketable product, we will responsibly distribute your donations in a safe and efficient manor to families in need across South Louisiana.

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Food and Fund Drives

Community food drives provide nearly 1 million pounds of food every year.

Drop off a food donation

Individuals can drop off food products of any amount at our warehouses in the New Orleans area (Elmwood) and Lafayette.

Donate Your Extra Fruit & Produce

Whether you have 1 tree or 100, we’ll help you pick your excess produce!

Retail Store Donation Program

We partner with retail stores to keep close-to-code items out of the waste stream.

Food Industry Partnerships

Large food donations from manufacturers, distributors, and processors are critical to meeting the needs of hungry families.

Fresh Food Initiative

We work with local growers to supply healthy, fresh produce to neighbors in need.

Hunters for the Hungry

Hunters and fishers can donate a portion of their catch to feeding South Louisiana families.

There is a new face of hunger in Louisiana. Among the growing ranks of Louisiana’s hungry are citizens who, before now, never realized the scope or needed the services of food banks to help feed their families.

 Whether you are an individual who wants to help, or a company looking for a meaningful partnership, you can be sure your donations of money, food and time are always used efficiently and effectively to help those in need.  

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