Emergency Food & Shelter


Contact: Sharon Greiner, Director of Community Investment

1101 Fourth Street, Suite 202
Alexandria, LA 71301

318-443-7203, extension 2


United Way of Central Louisiana is dedicated to help individuals and families meet their immediate needs while facing emergencies or crisis.

The EFSP Program supports nonprofit programs in Rapides Parish by providing funds for food, shelter, and supportive services to individuals and families who have economic emergencies.  The funds come through a cooperative arrangement between United Way Worldwide and FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Congress apportions the amount to be distributed each year through this program.  A local EFSP board meets each year to allocate funds as they arrive.