TCU Foodbank provides over 26 programs with many different partners. Some of the areas in which we provide assistance in addition to our mass distribution program include:
Shrimpers Emergency Aid Initiative
We are currently offering vouchers through this temporary program designed specifically for those most affected by the current shrimping crisis. Anyone struggling with food security that work directly on shrimp boats, shrimp docks and shrimp processing centers may inquire to the dock owners to receive this voucher through the end of this shrimping season. Please visit any of the following companies to inquire about voucher qualification:
HI-SEAS of DULAC, INC
6570 Grand Caillou Rd. in Dulac Phone: (985)563-7155
Al’s SHRIMP Co.
2978 Bayou Dularge Rd. in Theriot Phone: (985)870-6243
FAITH FAMILY SHRIMP COMPANY
8167 Redfish St. in Chauvin Phone: (985)594-2067
PORTIER’S SEAFOOD, LLC
6583 Hwy 56 in Chauvin Phone: (985)594-5574
DAVID CHAUVIN’S SEAFOOD COMPANY
8238 Grand Caillou Rd. in Dulac Phone: (985)257-1200
SHRIMP KINGDOM SEAFOOD, LLC
8279 Shrimpers Row in Dulac Phone: (985)232-6131
FISHERMAN’S CHOICE SEAFOOD, LLC
3158 Bayou Dularge Rd. in Theriot Phone: (985)868-0098
Vouchers may be redeemed at any TCU Pantry/Distribution Site.
Once voucher is acquired, the person receiving it must present a photo ID along with the Voucher at any TCU Foodbank site. All family members who live in the household must be listed with their ages/dates of birth. This voucher is good for one year. ONLY one per household. The bearer of the voucher can receive food packages from any TCU Foodbank pantry/site ONLY once a month. (Not transferable to other foodbanks).
While TCU does its own homeless program each week at our main campus (922 Sunset Avenue), we work with partners such as Hope Extreme (437 Grand Caillou Rd) and House of Hope (8551 Main Street) to provide ongoing resources to the homeless. In addition, we work with a wide variety of groups at various times to assist the homeless in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.
Food Pantries & Food Lockers
TCU currently is working with the following food pantries to assist those in need in Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes:
TCU works with Fletcher Community and Technical College as well as Nicholls State University to help the special needs faced by college students.
Terrebonne Parish Head Start
Louisiana Department of Health
The American Red Cross
Terrebonne Parish Sheriffs Office
Terrebonne Parish Housing and Human Services Department
The St. Francis Vegetable Garden
The Saint Francis Vegetable Garden is a dynamic and proactive way to assist those with food insecurity issues. It teaches those who are willing to grow their own gardens to assist with food shortages. The garden also grows food and provides fresh vegetables for the foodbank to hand out to its clients, thus reducing the cost and providing more nutritional food to this community. In addition, the garden offers an alternative means of community involvement, as it provides another means of volunteering.