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Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana, with assistance from Second Harvest Food Bank, is expanding its food distribution to Ragley at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 16816 Highway 171. 

The first food distribution will be held 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, September 10. Subsequent food bank dates will be the second Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. All clients must bring the following items to register to receive food:

  • Picture ID for each adult in the household and Social Security card for each person in household.
  • Food stamp letter or proof of one month’s income for the household such as: SSI, TANF, Social Security, Child Support, Retirement, Unemployment, Veterans Benefits, or Payroll Checks.
  • Proof of residency — a utility bill or a lease, and one rent receipt.

Clients will be registered while remaining in their vehicles. Food will be placed directly into their cars. All are asked to wear a face mask.

For more information about receiving food or to volunteer with food registration, call Catholic Charities at 337-439-7436 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Additional food bank sites include: Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana, 1225 Second Street, Lake Charles; Golden Arms Apartments, 1481 Third Street, Lake Charles; St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 11054 Highway 384, Grand Lake; and Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 5250 West Creole Highway. All faiths are welcome to apply for assistance. 

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