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Second Harvest Food Bank

Who We Are

The mission of Second Harvest Food Bank is to lead the fight against hunger and build food security in south Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education and disaster response.

In Louisiana, one in five households is at risk of hunger. This means someone you know may not have enough to eat tonight. In today’s volatile economic climate, the hardships caused by the rising costs of food, gas and rent hit our most vulnerable community members the hardest. Children are especially at risk; in Louisiana, one in four children under age 5, and one in five children under 18, are at risk of hunger. For the majority of Second Harvest’s clients, everyday life is uncertain, expensive and fraught with obstacles as they struggle to put food on the table.

Through the generosity of corporations, foundations and individuals, many of whom play a meaningful role in volunteering their time and energy (and monetary support) – Second Harvest is working tirelessly on behalf of a hunger-free South Louisiana.

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What We Do

Without the help of our volunteer corps, our anti-hunger mission simply would not be possible. Volunteers sort and pack food boxes for families and help with food distributions. They provide public benefit enrollment support to clients. Volunteers assist with family nutrition education classes, they help Second Harvest implement a host of fundraising events, and they do so much more! Over the past 12 months, Second Harvest distributed 30 million pounds of food and grocery items to more than 210,000 individual households across 23 parishes. 17,000 volunteers donated 56,000 hours of service, the equivalent of 25 full-time employees and a $1.2 million cost savings. Volunteers play a vital role in sustaining our daily operations and impact across the region.


If you are interested in volunteering with Second Harvest, please contact Brittany Manuel, Program Coordinator, at 337.281.1888 or

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Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm
Contact: Brittany Manuel
Contact Title: Program Coordinator
Phone: 337-281-1888
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