Paradise Baptist Church has partnered with Bernstein Development Inc. and the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana to host a food giveaway for needy families every second and fourth Saturday of the month.
There's also a soup kitchen held at the church on Hollywood Avenue every Tuesday and Saturday afternoon. The soup kitchen is open to anyone needing a hot meal, while the food giveaway is reserved for people living at or below the poverty level.
If you plan on attending, you must bring identification and proof of income. The food giveaway begins at 8 a.m.
Catherine Blake Bowden, longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, also prepares hot meals for those in need. She has run the "Feed My Sheep Ministry" out of her house for the past seven years.
Monday through Friday, she and her family deliver the meals to mostly elderly citizens in the community. If you're in need of a hot plate, call (318) 288-8391.
At Morningstar Missionary Baptist Church, the services for the needy abound. There's a counseling ministry, a baby clothes closet for single mothers, and the S.M.A.R.T. Girls Rock program for teenage girls.
The program started in Aug. of 2012 to help inspire young women to pursue higher education. It recently received a $10,000 grant from Caddo Commission.