St. Vincent de Paul
Our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry (Frenchtown Road) has returned to its weekly schedule on Wednesdays from 9-11:30 AM. Check-in in the school parking lot across the street. Then volunteers will load food into vehicle at food pantry.
Types of Assistance
Help in the Food Pantry, assist with emergency assistance or with special projects such as the Souper Bowl, Uniforms for Kids, and Prescription Phil. The St. Vincent de Paul Conference can also help with electric and/or water bills. However, they do not offer rental assistance at this time.
For assistance from SVDP Conference, please call 225-261-1222 and leave a message. A representative will call to set up a meeting on a Wednesday.
The Food Pantry
Located on Frenchtown Road across from St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, volunteers with the St. Vincent de Paul Conference meet with clients and give out food every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. On average, the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry across from St. Alphonsus helps feed 120-160 families each month.
In order for someone to qualify for assistance, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
1) An applicant must be a resident of a parish in which the recipient agency has jurisdiction. Proof of residency required.
2) An applicant must meet one of the following criteria:
a) Combined gross income of all persons in applicant's household is within set financial guidelines.
b) Applicant's household is composed solely of food stamp recipients.
c) Applicant receives supplemental security income.
d) Applicant's household receives aid due to families with dependent children.
Applicants must first call the local SVDP hotline at 225-261-1222. Then, they must show valid form of identification when meeting with the St. Vincent de Paul Conference. If applicant meets critera b, c or d, they must bring paperwork showing what aid they receive. Once approved, applicants must sign papers and must recertify every June to maintain aid through this organization. Applicants must show a valid form of identification when picking up food as well.
Liaison: Jackie Guidry
Staff Liaison: JoAnn Stein