During this immediate phase of our response, please call our partners at 211 for up-to-date information about the communities and locations where Second Harvest is delivering food, water, and supplies. 211 is a free, statewide helpline answered 24/7.
You can also text your zip code to 2-1-1 for information about how to get food assistance.
How to help survivors of Hurricane Ida:
Funds: A monetary gift is the most efficient way to support our response to this emergency. Go to no-hunger.org to make a tax-deductible donation. Every $1 raised will help us provide 4 meals to someone impacted by this latest South Louisiana emergency. Click here to make a monetary donation
Volunteer: The most important thing is to get pre-registered as a Second Harvest volunteer now, so that we will already have your contact information in our system. Register now at: no-hunger.org/volunteer
Food, water, disaster supplies: Donations of non-perishable food, especially proteins, are greatly appreciated. Bottled water and cleaning supplies are in high demand, and can be dropped off at 700 Edwards Avenue in the Harahan/Elmwood area, or 215 E Pinhook Rd in Lafayette.
The latest information on our response:
09-17 Update: Second Harvest Food Bank is actively responding to the impact of Hurricane Ida. This storm has caused severe damage in our area, and we are actively responding across all parishes impacted by this powerful hurricane.
To date, our staff and volunteers have delivered 2.5 million pounds of food, water, and supplies to survivor of Hurricane Ida.
Second Harvest has delivered food and supplies to a total of 208 food distributions across 14 parishes.
To date, the Second Harvest Community Kitchen has produced and delivered 51,839 hot meals.
The parishes in which we have responded so far: Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Orleans, St Bernard, St John, St Landry, St Martin, St Mary, St. Charles, St. Tammany, Plaquemines, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermillion , and Washington.
In our forty-year history, Second Harvest has responded to dozens of disasters, both natural and man-made. While we hope for the best, we are always preparing for the worst. It is only with the help of our supporters, donors, and community partners that we are able to once again activate to face a major threat to our communities.