Obtaining free monthly food boxes from Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is now easier for seniors in Violet with the opening of a food distribution site at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2621 Colonial Blvd.

Food For Seniors will be distributing free supplemental food boxes for qualifying low-income senior citizens on the fourth Friday morning of each month, beginning June 27. Enrollment in Food For Seniors is always open. Interested seniors can call toll free (800) 522-3333 to see if they qualify, to register or to find the Food For Seniors distribution site nearest them.

Food For Seniors/Food For Families holds food box distributions in every Louisiana parish, with more than 40 sites in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. Some of these include senior living facilities, senior day care centers and churches. It is an equal-opportunity program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals in collaboration with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.