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. Our mobile pantries run daily throughout our 23-parish service area, at each site providing up to 200 families with a 3-5 day supply of food.
Our School Pantry program alleviates child hunger by reaching children and their families at school – one of the most accessible and safe locations there is. Second Harvest currently operates a pilot school pantry in Opelousas that serves up to 200 families. And this year we’re expanding the program to three additional schools in Orleans Parish.
Click the card below to read the story of one of our mobile pantry clients, a Vietnam vet living in Hollygrove.
If you are interested in supporting our mobile or school pantry program, please give today. A $1 donation helps us provide 4 meals for a family in need. For more information, please contact Second Harvest Program and Innovation Manager, Tanya O’Reilly, at 504-729-2837.