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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!
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 January, 2022:
Tuesday, January 11: St. Paul, Elton
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Address: 1100 St. Mary Street, Elton
Wednesday, January 12: Creole
Time: 11am-12pm
Address: 184 E Creole Hwy
Thursday, January 13: St. Pius X, Ragley
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Address: 16816 US-171
Friday, January 14: Catholic Charities, Lake Charles
Time: 9am-11am
Address: 1225 Second St.
Tuesday, January 18: Our Lady Help of Christians, Jennings
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Address: 710 N State St, Jennings
Wednesday, January 19: Saint Mary of the Lake, Big Lake
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Address: 11054 LA-384
Thursday, January 20: Golden Arms, Lake Charles
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Address: 1481 3rd St.
Friday, January 21 : Catholic Charities, Lake Charles
Time: 9am-11am
Address: 1225 Second St.
Tuesday, January 25: St. Philip Neri
Time: 9:30-11:00am
Address: 607 4th Ave, Kinder
Wednesday, January 26: St. Joseph, Vinton
Time: 9:30am-11:00am
Address: 1502 Industrial St, Vinton
Thursday, January 27: St. Joseph, DeRidder
Time: 11am-12:30pm
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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