Second Harvest Food Bank is responding to the third major natural disaster to hit South Louisiana in just six months, sending thousands of pounds of food, water, and cleaning supplies to flood victims in Tangipahoa Parish, Lafayette, and Baton Rouge. As this unprecedented disaster unfolds, Second Harvest is committed for the long haul to support those in need.
How to get help: Our toll-free Helpline, 1-855-392-9338, is connecting individuals and families to their local food pantries and resources for additional assistance. We continue to work with local officials and our partner agencies and programs throughout South Louisiana to help families in need of assistance.
Donations of food and funds are needed to support Second Harvest’s disaster response efforts and ensure that food, water and disaster supplies are available to the thousands of families impacted by the unprecedented flooding.
Online donations may be made securely online at http://no-hunger.org/disaster_response/ Every dollar donated helps Second Harvest provide three meals to families in need.
Food and supplies: Donations of nonperishable food items such as canned vegetables, fruit, and meats (tuna and chicken), soups and stews, beans and chili. Peanut butter, pasta, rice, breakfast cereal and shelf-stable milk are needed. Cleaning supplies including bleach, disinfectants, gloves, sponges, trash bags, and scrub brushes are also needed to help residents with the cleanup of flooded homes.
Food and cleaning supply donations can be delivered to Second Harvest Food Bank from 7:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at two locations — 700 Edwards Avenue in the Elmwood Warehouse District or Second Harvest’s Lafayette location at 215 E. Pinhook.
Donate at Rouses: You can make both monetary donations and food/supplies donations at any Louisiana Rouses store.