Food donations needed for Lake Charles! Please Click Here for Amazon List Link
Or you can click here for another way to order items: You can also drop off food at 1225 2nd Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601.
For people in the City of Lake Charles, we will be accepting rental assistance applications for people impacted by COVID and water assistance for people.
We also are hoping to increase our aid to OUTLYING areas, especially people from Beauregard, Allen, Cameron and Jeff Davis Parish, as well as people in rural Calcasieu Parish. We will be able to assist with utility bills as well as some rental assistance.
Also, if you know anyone in need of help with IDs, TWIC cards or employment expenses, we are happy to help with that!

SNAP Application Signup

Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana is pleased to have some additional resources to help people sign up for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). If you live in Calcasieu parish, and would like to sign up for SNAP benefits we have a limited number of appointments available, which you can sign up for here: Calcasieu Parish SNAP Application Appointments

Click Here for Kinder SNAP Application Signups

Click Here for DeRidder SNAP Application Signups

Click Here for Ragley SNAP Application Signups

Click Here for Vinton SNAP Applicaiton Signups

You should bring proof of income and bills for all family members as well as all household  members IDs and social security cards with you to your appointment. Failure to have correct documentation will cause you to have to come in again.

We are excited to have resources to provide this important service and help people to connect to food in more ways than our foodbank.

If you do not have a 2022-2023 food card, when you come for the next food distribution you must bring bring ID, proof of income, proof of residency (mail with name and address), and proof of SNAP/TANF/SSI benefits (if you have it). 
Food Distribution Schedule for July 2022
Monday, July 11: Catholic Charities, Lake Charles5
9am-11am, 1225 Second Street
Tuesday, July 12: St Paul, Elton
9:30am-10:30am, 1100 St. Mary Street
Wednesday, July 13: Creole
10am-11am, 184 E. Creole Hwy
Thursday, July 14: St. Pius, Ragley
9:30am-11am, 16816 Us-171
Friday July 15: Catholic Charities, Lake Charles
9am-11am, 1225 Second Street
Monday July 18: Catholic Charities, Lake Charles
9am-11am, 1225 Second Street
Tuesday July 19: Our Lady Help of Christians, Jennings
9:30am-11am, 710 N. State Street
Wednesday July 20: St Mary of the Lake, Big Lake
9:30am-10:30am, 11054 LA-384
Thursday, July 21: Golden Arms, Lake Charles
10am-11am, 1481 3rd Street
Friday July 22: Catholic Charities, Lake Charles
9am-11am, 1225 Second Street
Tuesday July 26: St Philip Neri, Kinder
9:30am-11am, 607 4th Avenue
Wednesday July 27: St. Joseph, Vinton
9:30am-11am,1502 Industrial Street
Thursday, July 28: St Joseph, DeRidder
10am-11:30am, 1125 Blankenship Drive 




If you are a Lake Charles City Resident and need help with your water bill, please click here for more information:







Please call our main line 337-439-7436 for assistance. If you would like to donate, you can do so by clicking the Donate Now button, or sending a check to 1225 2nd Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601. Thank you for your generous support.

Prayer for the Recovery of the Diocese of Lake Charles
following Hurricane Laura

Heavenly Father, Who willed that the fallen hut of David be rebuilt; that Your people return from exile to repopulate their lands, rebuild Jerusalem and restore the Temple; that Your Son, Jesus Christ, would be the new temple and that He would build a new Jerusalem, firmly set on the twelve apostles of the Lamb; look, Gracious Creator, upon our devastation now in the Diocese of Lake Charles and along the coast; rouse up in the hearts of many good and faithful workers the courage, perseverance, and fortitude to bring Your task to a successful completion, where what is recovered will give Your name glory and be protected from the onslaught of the Devil; put to flight lethargy of spirit and fortify our wills so that the good works of Your faithful people will be seen as fulfilling Your work; grant us understanding, God of all light and reason, so that we will comprehend Your ways and see in every suffering and tribulation an occasion to embrace Your will and grow in love for You. Grant, loving Father, through that same Jesus Christ, our Lord, all these prayers by the intercession of Our Lady Star of the Sea, You, who live and reign in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen.

The Most Reverend Glen John Provost
Bishop of Lake Charles 
On the occasion of Hurricane Laura
August 27, 2020


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