Area Summer Feeding Programs & Free Meals **UPDATED 7/011/20**

Includes both children & adult meal availability

By by Mimi Rankin Webb - Macaroni Kid Shreveport-Bossier Moms In the Know Publisher March 13, 2020

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"Meal Sites For Children

Two new “to-go” style lunch meals for children 18-years-old or younger in Shreveport.

According to NWLA Food Bank, the children’s to-go lunch meals will be served via mobile on Monday, July 13 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Columbia Park and Noel Methodist Church.

Children age 18 and under may receive meals through SFSP. A person 19 years of age and over who has a mental or physical disability (as determined by a State or local educational agency) and who participates during the school year in a public or private non- profit school program (established for the mentally or physically disabled) is also eligible to receive meals.

Shreveport New Sites:

  • Food Bank Mobile Van
    Columbia Park Parking lot
    2900 Creswell Ave
    Shreveport, LA 71104
    Monday – Friday
    11:15 a.m. – noon
    July 13- August 7
  • Food Bank Mobile Van
    Parking Lot Noel Methodist Church
    Corner of Highland and Herndon Ave
    520 Herndon Ave
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    Monday- Friday
    12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.
    July 13 – August 7

Existing Site:

  • Shreveport:
    Christ UMC
    1204 Crabapple Drive
    Shreveport LA, 71118
    Mon., Wed., Friday
    11 am- 1 pm, Ends August 7
  • Mansfield:
    Hope Church
    210 Monroe Street
    Mansfield, LA 71052
    Monday and Friday
    11 am- 1 pm, Closed July 13, ends July 31
  • Minden:
    Joe Leblanc
    814 Constable Street
    Minden LA, 71055
    Tuesday and Friday
    11 am-1 pm, Ends August 7
  • Bossier City:
    First Bossier
    2810 East Texas Avenue
    Bossier, LA 71111
    Tuesday and Thursday
    11 am- 1 pm, Ends June 2- July 31
  • Bellaire Baptist
    4330 Panther Drive
    Bossier, LA 71112
    Tuesday and Thursday
    11 am- 1 pm, June 2- July 31
  • N Point Church
    4204 Airline Drive
    Bossier, LA 71111
    11 am- 1 pm, Monday and Wednesday
    June 1- July 31
  • Stonewall Baptist
    807 Eatman Street
    Bossier, LA 71111
    11 am- 1 pm, Ends July 31

 **If you feel you are in need of assistance, please contact the Food Bank at 318.675.2400 & a staff member can share what services are available in your area & how to contact those providers."

Originally found HERE

Available Monday-Friday: this effort is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association in partnership with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.
These “Grab and Go” meals will be distributed DAILY between 11am and 1pm at the MLK Community Center, 1341 Russell Road. The distribution requirements are the same as the Caddo public school system for children & public school students (special education included) ages 22 & under, child must be present to receive a meal.

MS Kick Kitchen Meals

Grab-n-go hot & healthy meals distributed beginning Monday 4/27 available M-Saturday (Sundays coming soon, watch FB PAGE for updates) 1210 Milam St Shreveport serving residents of Allendale, Ledbetter Heights & West Edge residents, seniors & the disabled with first priority. More info HERE

Bienville Parish School District 

Two locations:
St Duty C M E Church(6/1/20 M-F 8 a.m. – 9am & 11:30am-12:30pm)

Gibsland Head Start (6/1/20 M-F 8 a.m. – 9am & 11:30am-12:30pm)

Bossier Schools


Starting Monday, June 1, the food services will be operating Monday through Thursday. 

This food program is for the families of children in Bossier Parish Schools ages 18 and under.

The meals will be first come, first serve, and anyone without a child with them in the car will have to fill out a parental consent form.

Meals on Mondays and Wednesdays will be served at Northpoint Community Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

They will serve two shelf stable meals on Mondays, and three shelf stable meals on Wednesdays.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Bellaire Baptist and First Bossier will be serving hot meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

These food services will be available until Friday, July 31.

Caddo Parish Public Schools ***ENDS JUNE 30***

Summer feeding program begins May 18 and will run through June 30th at the following 15 locations.  

Meals will be provided to all eligible children without charge. Acceptance and participating requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. 

Caddo will host 15 sites each Monday beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing through 11:30 a.m. During those times, families can arrive at pickup locations to receive five breakfast and 5 lunch meals for the week. Social distancing and safety precautions will be in place in order to protect students and staff.

Linwood Charter will provide Breakfast & Lunch ONLY on Thursdays & Fridays from 9am-12pm.

1. Blanchard Elementary School

2. Booker T Washington High

3. Caddo Heights Math/Science Elementary School

4. Caddo Middle Career and Technology School

5. Caddo Parish Magnet High School

6. Captain Shreve High School

7. Creswell Elementary School

8. Fair Park Middle School

9. Huntington High School

10. Keithville Elementary/ Middle School

11. North Caddo Elementary/ Middle

12. Northside Elementary School

13. Youree Dr Middle Advanced Placement Magnet School

14. Southern Hills Elementary School

Additionally, the following locations will also be offering Breakfast & Lunch:  Common Ground  (11-1PM Monday-Friday) &  BF Martin Community Life Center (7am-1pm Monday-Friday) in Minden. Christ UMC Lunch M, W & F 11am-1pm. Shreveport Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Thursdays 2-4pm. 

Avenue Baptist ChurchMorning Star Baptist Church, Peaceful Rest Baptist Church8-9am & 12-2pm M-F.  

New Star Baptist Church 8:30-9:30am & 12-2pm M-F. 

Stoner Vista 8:30-9:30AM & 11:15-1:15PM M-SAT.

Church for the HighlandsCooper Road PlazaPrince VillageStonewall Baptist ChurchAvenue Baptist Church :  Lunch M-F 11-1pm

The Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corporation will begin its FREE summer feeding program beginning Monday June 1st thru Friday, July 31st.

••• Grab and Go meals for ALL CHILDREN ages 0 - 18 years. •••

Praise Temple Plaza
Willie J. Singleton Technology Center
4725 Greenwood Road
Shreveport, Louisiana 71109

Monday - Friday
Breakfast 8:30am-10am
Lunch 11:30am-1:00pm

For additional information please call 318-631-4428 or email

Claiborne Schools  


Claiborne Parish families that are interested in having free meals delivered to them, please click the link to sign up!


DeSoto Parish Schools  

DeSoto Parish Schools will offer Breakfast and Lunch for students through curbside service and satellite method in cooperation with local churches.  

Meals will be prepared at school sites and shipped out to outlying communities. 

Children may pick up both meals during the meal service time.

Hope Church M,W,F 11AM-1PM

For questions, call Darrell Hampton at (318) 872-1198 ext. 2.

Natchitoches Parish Schools 

***UPDATED 5/26/20

Any child who is 18 years of age or younger will be able to pick up prepackaged meals will include breakfast and lunch. Staff will be available during these times at each feeding site.

Parents can simply drive through for pick-up, or children can walk to the feeding site. They do not have to be a student at the school to receive meals. Feel free to email us at if you have questions.


Breda Center Mondays 8:30-10am (receive 5 meals for the week)

Christian Outreach Church Mondays 11am-12pm (receive 5 meals for the week)

Christian Worship Center Mondays 8:30-10:30am (receive 5 meals for the week)

Fairview-Alpha Elementary & Junior High School Mondays 8:30am-9:30am (receive 5 meals for the week)

First Baptist Church/North Street Mondays 8:30am-10:30am (receive 5 meals for the week)

Goldonna Elementary & Junior High School Mondays 8:30am-9:30am (receive 5 meals for the week)

Marthaville Elementary School Mondays 8:30am-9:30am (receive 5 meals for the week)

Natchitoches Parish Office of Community Services  Mondays 10am-11am (receive 5 meals for the week)

Natchitoches Magnet School Mondays 8:30am-10:30am (receive 5 meals for the week)

Provencal Elementary & Junior High School  Mondays 8:30am-9:30am (receive 5 meals for the week)

Restoration Apostolic Ministry Mondays 12:30pm-1:30pm (receive 5 meals for the week)

Village of Natchez  Mondays 8:30am-10:30am (receive 5 meals for the week)

Red River Parish School District

update as of 3/26 Last day for regular program was Wednesday March 25-new program outlined below

As of 3/26 newly formed program authorized by Mayor Dr. Johnny Cox and Will of God Ministries will begin. Will of God Ministries Food Pantry is dropping off 200-400 hot lunches provided by Northwest Food Bank of LA for children throughout the city limits of Coushatta on a daily basis at 12 pm. For families who do not reside inside city limits, you are invited by Will of God Ministries to stop by the Old Grade School from 11 AM-12 PM, to pick up lunch.

Sabine Parish Schools  

Webster Parish Schools  

Children (Students) ages 0-22 may get meals from any feeding site. Feeding sites are:

Joe Leblanc11am-1pm Fridays & Tuesdays Only at this time (beginning 7/1)

Mt Calm Missionary Baptist Church  7am-1pm Monday-Friday

BF Martin Community Life Center7am-1pm Monday-Friday

Minden Presbyterian Church offers FREE Lunches to ANYONE in need. 😊 Location is 1001 Main St. Our social distancing 😷 service pick up table is outside the gym entrance in parking lot directly behind the Church. β›ͺ️

Serving lunches on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.❀️  

Joe Leblanc Food Pantry Minden

Open on Fridays and Tuesdays 11-1. Each time you come you will get enough meals for each child to last you until our next open date. For example, on Friday you will get Friday's meals, your backpack meals for the weekend, and Mondays meals. On Tuesdays you will get meals for Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday for each child.

Monthly Assistance Program:  Clients that meet the USDA poverty guidelines may register for monthly food assistance given out on the 3rd Saturday of every month + 1 additional meal during the holidays provided by our Feed A Family Program. Households of 1-2 people receive 1 bag (approx 45 lbs), 3-4 people 2 bags, 5-6 people 3 bags and so on. See Guidelines/Income Chart HERE


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