The function of the Food for Seniors program is to eliminate hunger by providing nourishment and encouragement to senior citizens. This program provides a nutritional food box filled with non-perishable goods and healthy food staples. The Food for Seniors food boxes are served to seniors who are 60 years and older and meet the Federal Income Guidelines.
Each month, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Food for Seniors program holds food box distributions at 17 different sites throughout Calcasieu Parish.
|Allen P. August Multi-Purpose Annex
||Bell City/Hayes Fire Station
|2000 Moeling Street||8141 Galley Road
|Carver Courts||Chateau DuLac
|1409 St. Mary Drive||333 Mill Street
||DeQuincy Fire Station
| 2001 E. Gauthier Road
||300 N. Holly Street
||Iowa Community Center
|1481 Third Street
||207 W. Hwy 90
|Moss Bluff VFW Post #7321
||Westlake Senior Center|
|2668 Hwy. 171 & Joe Miller Road
||2001 Jones Street|
|St. Henry Catholic Church Community Center
||Starks VFW Post #4759
|1021 8th Street
||4402 Hwy 12
|Sulphur Senior Center
|| Tower Oaks
|1325 E. Napoleon Street
|| 222 Louie Street
|Vinton Pentecostal Church|| Westlake Manor
|1805 West Street|| 1801 Gandy Street
|2501 Griffin Street|
The program is continually accepting new registrants. Those interested can call toll free (800) 522-3333 extension 9666 to register or call 337-721-4020 for information.
To operate this program, Calcasieu Parish is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Catholic Charities, and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
The parish’s funding of this program has significantly reduced the fear of hunger for thousands of senior citizens by eliminating their necessity to choose between expensive, life-supporting medications or food. This program is improving the overall longevity of its participants, thus reducing the public burden of out of home placements for senior citizens.