Citizens Services Department

Mission Statement

The Department of Citizens Services mission is to eliminate hunger while promoting the value of nutrition and other essential services to those in need through a comprehensive and holistic approach.  This department is pleased to serve the community in accordance with guidelines set forth by the United States Agriculture Department (USDA).

Important Information

The Department of Citizens Services is located at 317 Oxley street, in historic Rivertown, one block off Reverend Richard Wilson Drive and three blocks west of Williams Boulevard. 

Eligible families are provided 1 to 3 boxes of food weighing 30 to 40 pounds according to family size.  Our food bank is a member agency of Second Harvest Food Bank Greater New Orleans and Acadiana.  Weekly, food is delivered to our pantry.  Other community partners help us to keep the food bank stocked such as local churches, businesses, school, civic groups and caring families and individuals. 

The food bank is a much needed program for our community and prevents many children from going to bed hungry.   Without the help of Second Harvest and our caring Kenner community, many  families would face hunger daily. 

Get Help

To receive assistance from the food bank, a family’s income must meet the income guidelines established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the respective family size.  Details of how to apply and an application can be picked up from the food bank or download the Application and Instruction Form (PDF)

View Income Guidelines (PDF)

How Can I Make A Donation?

Businesses and individuals can donate non-perishable items to the food bank daily from 9:30 am to 3 pm (Closed for lunch, noon to 1 pm).  Monetary donations in the form of a check or money order payable to the Kenner Food bank are also accepted.  No cash donations are accepted.