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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.
Greetings from Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana. We are praying for every blessing for you and your family this Christmas, as we prepare our hearts to better welcome Our Lord! We are preparing to close in preparation for the Christmas Octave. We will be closed until Monday, January 3rd. We are so grateful for our many volunteers who have helped us to pack and distribute so much food! Below are some things that would be helpful for you to know for January, including our food schedule.
In January, 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). We are hoping to sign up at least 330 families throughout the 5 parish area in the next 6 months. We are starting by focusing on Allen Parish. We will be at Sacred Heart in Oakdale (1208 E 7th Ave, Oakdale, LA 71463) on Monday, May 16th from 9:30am - 3:30pm signing people up. To schedule an appointment please call 337-439-7436 and ask for Sister Otilia or sign up here: Sign up for Oakdale SNAP application (Allen Parish Residents)

If you live in or around Kinder, we will be at St Philip Neri (604 4th Avenue, Religious Ed Building) on May 17th and May 19th from 9:30 am -3:30pm (in Allen Parish) you can sign up for dates here: Kinder SNAP Application signup

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

You should bring proof of income and bills as well as all household  members IDs and social security cards with you to your appointment. 

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 2021-2022 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 May 2022
Saturday, May 7th, 2022:
Hot meals served at Saint Margaret's (2500 Enterprise)
For those who would like, please join us and celebrate mass with us at 9:30 AM.  Meal distribution will be behind the school cafeteria (look for signs on 17th street for where to turn).  You are welcome to walk up, drive up and you are certainly welcome to sit and eat with us as well. 

Tuesday, May 10: St. Paul, Elton

Time: 9:30am-10:30am 

Address: 1100 St. Mary Street, Elton 


Wednesday, May 11: Creole 

Time: 11am-12pm 

Address: 184 E Creole Hwy 


Thursday, May 12: St. Pius X, Ragley 

Time: 9:30am-11:00am 

Address: 16816 US-171 


Friday, May 13: Catholic Charities, Lake Charles 

Time: 9am-11am 

Address: 1225 Second St. 

Monday, May 16: Sacred Heart, Oakdale

Assistance with SNAP applications, sign up here:

Tuesday, May 17: Our Lady Help of Christians, Jennings 

Time: 9:30am-11:00am 

Address: 710 N State St, Jennings 

Tuesday, May 17: Saint Philip Neri, Kinder

Assistance with SNAP applications, sign up here:

Wednesday, May 18: Saint Mary of the Lake, Big Lake 

Time: 9:30am-10:30am 

Address: 11054 LA-384 

Thursday, May 19: Golden Arms, Lake Charles

Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Address: 1481 3rd St.

Thursday, May 19: Saint Philip Neri, Kinder

Assistance with SNAP applications, sign up here:

Friday, May 20: Catholic Charities, Lake Charles 

Time: 9am-11am 

Address: 1225 Second St. 


Tuesday, May 24: St. Philip Neri 

Time: 9:30-11:00am 

Address: 607 4th Ave, Kinder


Wednesday, May 25: St. Joseph, Vinton 

Time: 9:30am-11:00am 

Address: 1502 Industrial St, Vinton 


Thursday, May 26: St. Joseph, DeRidder 

Time: 10am-11:30am 

Address: 1125 Blankenship Dr, DeRidder




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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