The Community Center was founded in 2006 to serve local residents of St. Bernard Parish after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and Rita. As our center evolved, we realized our focus needed to change. In 2016, our center focused on providing food and essentials to St. Bernard Parish and Louisiana residents. Currently we operate as a food pantry for low income residents of St. Bernard and surrounding Parishes. We can accept clients from anywhere within Louisiana. Currently we serve over 130 families per month and are growing weekly.
Another program that we offer is the "Backpack Program". There are so many children within our public school system who do not have access to a meal from Friday after school until Monday morning. Each week we put together bags for each student that will contain nutritious and easy to fix food that will help sustain them over the weekend. Last year we were only in the Elementary Schools, due to the success of the program we now offer this to the middle schools. Currently we feed around 145 students per week.
Our center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and was established to provide residents of the greater New Orleans area with the services and resources they need to rebuild their lives, their homes and their community. We are a United Way Partner Agency as well as a Second Harvest partner agency.
At the Community Center of St. Bernard, we believe that having access to nutritious food is a top priority. We are committed to responding to the needs of our community through our Food Pantry. We value and respect every client that comes through our doors. We are here for you.