Lantern Light Ministry
Providing a place of peace, support, and encouragement to the working poor and homeless, in downtown New Orleans, as they rebuild their lives.
— Our Mission
. . . forever moving from despair to Hope!
— Our Vision
The staff and board of Lantern Light also extends a great big THANK YOU for assisting us in our efforts to serve those in need during 2018. Your continued support is truly appreciated!
"Knowing our guests receive at least one hot meal a day nourishes my soul."
David Hardin Kitchen Volunteer
"Being at Lantern Light has helped me more than I have helped the guests. I truly feel a spiritual connection with each person I see daily. It makes me more humble and I hope I'm giving off the same vibes."
Donna Foley Food Pantry Coordinator
"Greeting the guests as they arrive brings joy to my day!"
Elaine Bergeron Kiosk Volunteer
How You Can Help!
Recent Blog Posts
As many gather around the dining table to share in a holiday meal, indulge in the opening of presents around the family Christmas tree, or share in the tradition of annual New Year’s Eve gathering, it is with a spirit of thanks and goodwill to all that I ask you to remember those in need during this holiday season.
The word “need” denotes that there is a thing that is necessary or wanted. At some point in time, we all have a need in our lives, but we often negate to put ourselves in the same position as those we consider to be “in need.” Let us remember that the elderly person in the line at the grocery store who lives alone, the young individual holding a sign a the stop light that we anxiously wait to pass up, or the lady that stands near the door of the restaurant asking for food, are often in search of that same “need” that we may be longing for. An opportunity, a word of compassion, or a simple smile could all be considered a need that we can benefit from as one to receive or give. So as you forge into the new year, and you remember those in need, be encouraged that if you can find a way to feed your “need,” there are simple things you can do to help others do the same.
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