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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Monroe LA

Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana
Monroe, LA 71203
Details: The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides an essential link between the food industry and the agencies and institutions that feed the hungry in Northeast Louisiana. The Food Bank offers the opportunity for growers, processors, distributors and retailers of food products to donate items which might otherwise be discarded and which can be used instead to feed the hungry. The vast majority of the people that receive food that comes through our food bank do not know that it came from here. They probably do not even know that there is a food bank in the area. However, they do know that there is someone somewhere who cares about them and does not want them to go hungry. They do know that they are important and their life does have value.
Grace Place Soup Kitchen
Monroe, LA 71202
Details: In 2005, God spoke the following words to Grace Place Founder, Rhonda Grace: "Feed the People." These words would shift the direction of the ministry she was beginning at that time in south Monroe. The Soup Kitchen which now blesses so many is the fruit of the seed that was planted in her heart that day. Hot lunches are prepared and served each week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between the hours of 11:30 and 1:00 at the 1600 Jackson St. ministry building in Monroe, LA. Special Thanksgiving and Christmas meals are also prepared and served seasonally. An average of 250 meals are served each day the Soup Kitchen is open. Folks are lined up at the door, waiting to come in at 11:30. When the doors open, the people enter into an atmosphere that is filled with the smell of good food, the sound of worship music, and the warm, welcoming smiles of the servers, beaming with the love of God. In addition to physical food, spiritual food is provided in abundance as well. Each guest is given a daily devotional upon arrival. There is also a resource table displaying Bibles and other Christian literature designed to aid in individual spiritual growth. The guests are encouraged to select and keep resources to enjoy at no charge. Grace Place Soup Kitchen is inspected routinely by and operates in strict accordance with the guidelines of the Louisiana State Health Department and the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana.
Granny’s Kitchen
Monroe, LA 71202
Details: For the last 20 years, “Granny’s Kitchen” which ultimately became The Community Soup Kitchen has been dedicated to providing for the needs of homeless and less fortunate individuals. Toward those goals, volunteers feed the homeless and provide on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Through a partnership with Faith Homeless ministry, meals also are served on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. More than 500 clients are fed monthly at the soup kitchen. Food and clothing are also distributed once a month (or more frequently on an emergency basis) to families in low income areas. In addition to their feeding program, The Community Soup Kitchen donates clothing and other staples to clients who come to the Soup Kitchen as well as to area nursing homes and families whose homes have been destroyed by fire. During the Katrina hurricane crisis in 2006, The Community Soup Kitchen operated 6 days a week providing disaster relief and meals to evacuees housed in local shelters and motels.