Volunteer Opportunities

All five state food banks including Second Harvest Food Bank are currently accepting healthy and willing volunteers to assist with increased food security efforts. View more ways to help them at this crucial time.

Louisiana SPCA is currently accepting foster team members to foster animals during "shelter in place." 

GNO Caring Collective is an autonomous collective offering a variety of services encouraging minimal contact such as grocery delivery and laundry services for folks without washers and dryers. Volunteers are encouraged to fill out this form.

Culture Aid NOLA is launching a meal kit relief program for service industry workers in the city, using excess food from restaurants affected from closures. If interested in prepping, sorting, or distribution please fill out this form.

Sankofa Community Development Corporation is in a very unique position to offer help in the form of emergency food to local elderly persons and families. We have several helping hands and need just a few more to make it happen! Tasks will include unloading food from delivery truck and carrying boxes to vehicles. Volunteer days/times are very flexible and will take place next Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Email info@sankofanola.org

Fundraisers/Supplies Requests

Paul Habans Charter School is providing the community with meals and snacks as well as crucial supplies that students rely on at school such as pads and tampons, wipes, and other hygiene products. If interested in donating please contact elamotte@crescentcityschools.org

Krewe of Red Beans is collecting donations to support local restaurants, employ out of work musicians as food carriers and feed hospital workers in a triple-bonus effort. View the GoFundMe here.

Turkey and the Wolf and Molly's Rise and Shine are raising funds for staff affected by COVID-19 closures. View the online merchandise store here.

Other Resources

Utility Assistance

New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board Cut-Off Suspension

Entergy Disconnection Suspension

Cox Termination Suspension

Legal Assistance

Housing and Eviction Suspension

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Free civil legal aid to low-income people (landlord assistance and much more.

Mental Health Assistance

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 24/7 helpline. Text NAMI to 741741 or call the NAMI helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 24/7 disaster distress helpline. Text TalkWithUs to 66746 or call 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

New Orleans Family Justice Center For domestic violence of sexual assault service call their 24/7 helpline at 504-866-9554

Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR) 24/7 helpline. Call 1-855-435-STAR(7827)

Fitness and Wellness Online Services

Magnolia Yoga Studio Free, live yoga classes Monday-Friday at 6:15 AM and 12 PM. Saturday 8AM, Sunday 9AM. Join via Instagram @magnoliayogastudio or online.

Swan River Yoga: MidCity & Uptown Free online class Wednesdays at 10:30 AM-11:30 AM.

Free To Be Power Yoga Free, daily live stream yoga session. Classes streamed live via Instagram @FreeToBePowerYoga

Church of Yoga NOLA Online classes for a $15 monthly membership.

Dancing Grounds Free virtual dance classes. Join via instagram @dancinggrounds

Romney Studios Free, daily 10-15 min IGTV videos each morning. Join via Instangram @romneystudios. Online streaming program for full videos starts at $13.99 for the month.

Meditate New Orleans Free, live sound baths available at Stephanie Green Osbourne’s Facebook page. Follow @meditatenola for more live updates.


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Our work is made possible by the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Humana Foundation.