What We Do

We are the largest charitable anti-hunger network in South Louisiana.  Our mission is to end hunger by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response.  

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Food Distribution

With warehouses in New Orleans and Lafayette, Second Harvest distributes 25+ million pounds of food and groceries a year. 

Backpack Program

Designed to reduce childhood hunger by bridging the gap between the school day and the weekend or school holiday.

Summer Feeding and Kids Cafe

Our after-school Kids Cafe and Summer Feeding programs offer hot meals and healthy snacks when school meals are not available.

Senior Cafe

For many in our community hunger is a terrifying possibility and an awful reality – and it hits seniors hardest.  Senior Cafe prepares and distributes freshly made meals daily to senior centers.

Nutrition Education

Cooking Matters, Cooking Matters at the Store, and Harvesting Health. These programs provide education on cooking, nutrition, food budgeting and shopping to at-risk families and individuals. 

Mobile and School Pantries

A mobile pantry is a traveling food truck that brings fresh produce and other perishable foods directly to people living in places where such resources are scarce.

Client Services

We know that emergency food assistance is only a temporary solution to hunger.  That’s why we also provide access to additional public and private resources for clients struggling to achieve economic stability.

Make a Gift

A $10 donation helps provide 30 meals to families and individuals in need in South Louisiana. Whether online, by mail, or in person, your tax-deductible gift goes to work immediately to help solve hunger in our community.


Take Action

Share your story, contact your elected officials, and help us advocate for systemic changes that put food on the table for those in need.



Volunteers sort and pack food boxes, prepare hot meals for children and seniors, provide enrollment support for public assistance programs, assist with nutrition education classes, and help implement fundraising events.

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