Second Harvest Food Bank responding in aftermath of devastating tornadoes

Published 3:36 am Saturday, December 17, 2022

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NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana residents are beginning to pick up the pieces following devastating tornadoes that touched down in communities across South Louisiana Wednesday. Second Harvest Food Bank is working with state and local officials and community partners to provide emergency assistance including water, food, snacks, cleaning supplies, and more to support the recovery.

“Second Harvest Food Bank has a long history of responding to the needs of communities when disaster strikes,” said Natalie Jayroe, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank. “Our staff and trucks are ready to respond to ensure that families have what they need to begin the recovery process.”

Second Harvest Food Bank is accepting donations of non-perishable food items as well as cleaning supplies such as contractor-grade trash bags, bleach, cleaning solutions (Pine Sol, Mr. Clean, and similar products), sponges, rags and buckets. Food and cleaning supply donations can be delivered to Second Harvest Food Bank, located at 700 Edwards Avenue (New Orleans, 70123) in the Elmwood Business District, Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Financial contributions are also encouraged. To donate securely online, visit and click on the donate button (located in the top right corner). You can also donate over the phone by calling 504-734-1322 (press option 6) or by mail payable to Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70123.

“South Louisiana is resilient, and our residents have a heart for helping those among us who are facing adversity,” said Jayroe. “Together, Second Harvest and our community partners in the impacted communities will ensure that families have the food and supplies needed during this challenging time.”

To learn more about Second Harvest Food Bank, how to volunteer, or donate, visit or call 504-734-1322.