For far too many people in Acadiana, there are too many days left in each month and not enough of their paycheck left to cover all of their food needs.

When is the FoodNet Food for Families Food Drive?

This year the 37th Annual FoodNet Food for Families Food Drive will happen in locations throughout Acadiana on Tuesday, December 12.

Feeding America points out that 1 in 5 children in our state are food insecure, and 1 in 7 people face the same situation.

Unfortunately, life circumstances can change in an instant and when these circumstances change families can be without enough money to feed their families.

What Can I Donate for the Food For Families Food Drive?

For decades FoodNet has been helping people cover themselves when emergencies pop up, and this year, you can help by donating items during the food drive. Here is a list of the items they are asking for:

Canned Meat (tuna, salmon, chicken

Dried Beans, Lentils, or Peas

Canned Beans (low sodium)

Boxed Crackers

Canned Chili


Peanut Butter


Brown Rice

Box Oatmeal


Spaghetti Sauce

Canned Soups/Stews

Canned Vegetables (no or low salt)

Canned Fruit (100% fruit juice)

Granola Bars

Where to Drop Off Food For Families food donations?

The Cajundome will serve as the biggest drop-off location in Acadiana, but there will also be other areas where they will be collecting food as well. They are as follows:

Abbeville - Super1 Foods
2210 Veterans Memorial Dr. 70510
8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Baldwin - Sacred Heart Church / LeGros Hall
408 Martin Luther King Blvd. 70514
7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Basile - First Baptist Church
3001 E. Schambers St. 70515
7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Breaux Bridge - Veterans Home
300 Veteran Dr. 70517
7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Carencro - Carencro Community Center
5115 N. University Ave. 70520
6:00 AM-6:00 PM

Centerville - St. Joseph Catholic Church
132 State Rte 317 70522
7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Crowley - Crowley Christian Care Center
726 W. 7th St. 70526
8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Eunice - Eunice Food Bank
2101 W. Ash Ave. 70535
6:00AM-6:00 PM

Franklin - Church of the Assumption / Church Hall
211 Iberia St. 70538
7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Jeanerette - First Church of God In Christ
1901 Martin Luther King Dr. 70544
8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Jennings - Jefferson Davis Council on Aging
210 S. State St. 70546
7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Kaplan - Knights of Columbus Hall
1007 Lejeune Ave. 70548
7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Loreauville - Our Lady of Victory Food Pantry
120 Daigre St. 70552
6:00AM-7:00 PM

Mamou - St. Ann’s Catholic Church / Religious Ed Bldg.
716 Sixth St. 70554
6:00AM-6:00 PM

Morgan City - St. Mary Outreach, Inc.
608 First St. / Ste. 102 70380
7:00 AM-6:00 PM

New Iberia - Sugar Cane Festival Bldg.
600 Parkview Dr. 70563
7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Opelousas - Super1 Food
2418 S Union St. 70570
6:00AM-6:00 PM

Pine Prairie - St. Peter's Catholic Church
1309 1st St. 70576
7:00 AM-6:00 PM

St. Martinville - Notre Dame Catholic Church
201 Gary St. 70582
8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Ville Platte - Northside Civic Center / Pavillion Bldg.
704 N. Soileau St. 70586
6:00AM-6:00 PM

When you drop off items at the sites in those different communities, those items will stay in that community for distribution. You can even donate food now be checking for the FoodNet box in your favorite grocery store.

If you are someone who needs help, you can call 337-232-HELP (4357).

If you would like to donate by going online, you can click here.

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