United Way NELA Tornado & COVID-19 Response

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Food for our Friends

United Way of Northeast Louisiana has launched Food for our Friends, aimed at serving the hard-working individuals in the community who have experienced income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In partnership with Entergy, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, Robertson Produce, Rotary District 6190, and the City of Ruston, United Way NELA will provide direct food assistance to individuals from our 12 NELA parishes who are experiencing income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

These individuals will be given the opportunity to apply for in-person food distribution, which will include a box of food donated by The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, fresh produce from Robertson Produce, and a grocery gift card from the UWNELA COVID-19 Response Fund.

Individuals/families eligible for the UWNELA Food for our Friends program must meet the following requirement:

Please complete the application below. Upon verification, approved applicants will be notified by text. Only one application per household. Food distribution is available only while supplies last. For pick up dates and times, please see the Food for our Friends Distribution Dates.

Support for those affected by COVID-19

THANK YOU to all those who have donated to our Tornado & COVID 19 Response

UNITED WAY OF NORTHEAST LOUISIANA | MONROE (318) 325‑3869 1201 Hudson Lane, 71201 | RUSTON (318) 232‑0055 939 North Trenton Street, 71270