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
"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!
News from Lantern Light
During the holiday season we are always surprised by the overwhelming support we receive from individuals both near and far. From in-kind donations to monetary contributions, the joy and hope of what Christmas brings always seems to invoke a spirit of giving to those in need. While we are still facing challenges due to the pandemic, individuals and groups from schools, churches and civic organizations have found ways to prepare extra meals, provide toiletry packs and even share gifts for an adopt a family program. While we truly appreciate our first time supporters during this holiday season, we are even more grateful to those who have continued to support us throughout the years.
Your contributions have enabled us to resume services at a time when we had to alter the way we assist individuals and reduce the amount of in-person volunteers. Through the success of safety protocols our staff has maintained a commitment to care for those in need and ensure that we will endure to fight hunger, hardship and homelessness. We know that the work we do would not be possible without your continuous support and look forward to a successful 2022!