Receive Food For Youth This Summer

 Big Buddy Program will serve as a Sponsor for the 2014 Summer Food Service Program, and we are looking for partner organizations that need help providing food for youth. The Summer Food Service Program, administered by the USDA, provides funding for meals for children during non-school days. If you are a local church, school, or other youth service organization looking for an easy, free meal option for your youth this summer, contact Big Buddy for more information! 


Call Kristen at (225) 388-9737 for more information!

Also check out Mayor Kip Holden’s Healthy Eating site for more resources on the Summer Feeding program.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many children does a site need to qualify for meal delivery?

50 children must be served per meal. Upon request, we will provide delivery for the first five (5) organizations serving more than 50 children.

2. Where do I go to look for Summer Feeding Sites?

The Big Buddy Program has partnered with St. Francis Xavier Catholic School to serve as a summer feeding site. You can access all other Baton Rouge Open Summer Feeding Sites here.

3. When does the program begin?

Service is specified by site. You can visit this site to find out contact information for each site and you specific needs.

4. Is Big Buddy serving as an Open Summer Feeding site?

No. Big Buddy Program has partnered with St. Francis Xavier, and this will be a location for open feeding. SFX is located at 1150 S. 12th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Please DO NOT come to the Big Buddy office, as we will not be serving food and do not want you to risk missing the open lunch time.

SFX will open their doors for free Summer Feeding from June 2 to August 8, from 12:00-1:00 for lunch, Monday-Friday.

5. Will there be any other Big Buddy partnered Feeding Sites?

Currently, Big Buddy partners with other open feeding sites to provide free meals. Please call us for more information or if you’d like to attend these sites for free meals.

New Pilgrim Baptist Church Outreach Center

5263 Highway 19, Zachary, LA 70791

Breakfast 9:30am-10:30am

Lunch 2:00pm-4:00pm

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday


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  1. Claudia Charles

    I have 3 kids and i’m a single parent interested in them attending your summer camp. I would like more information on your facilities. My number I can be reached is 225-588-3613.

    • Our Summer Enrichment program still has openings at St. Francis Xavier school site. You can come into our office at 1415 Main Street to fill out an application and enroll your child, or give us a call at 225-388-9737 if you have more questions.

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