City of New Orleans will begin providing a COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program

The City of New Orleans will begin providing a COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program, a cost-sharing collaboration with FEMA to qualifying residents starting in July.

The City of New Orleans is beginning to take registrations for the program this week and you can register by calling 3-1-1.

As this is FEMA funded and COVID19 specific, eligible residents include individuals who fit into any of the following categories:

Seniors (65 yrs and above)
Adults with high-risk health conditions & special medical needs
Individuals who test positive for COVID19, or who have been exposed and require isolation or quarantine
Homeless residents
Families with children under 18yrs old

If residents are not eligible for the program, 3-1-1 operators will be collecting their information and working with our non-profit food relief partner organizations to determine ways to connect the residents with additional meal or food assistance.

Process for enrollment into the COVID-19 City of New Orleans Meal Assistance Program:

To sign up for the program, residents in need can either call 3-1-1 or submit their request online at If they submit their request to register online, they will be called back by 3-1-1.
Residents will be asked a series of simple questions to determine eligibility by 3-1-1 operators. See above or the attached flyer for who will be eligible for this program.
Residents who are eligible will receive 2 meals per day (lunch and dinner), covering 7 days a week.


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