As schools shut down during the pandemic, VOA Southeast Louisiana has fed thousands of kids who would otherwise go hungry. Through their Fresh Food Factor Program, they are delivering 10,000 meals, six days a week. “It is an awesome experience,” says Fresh Food Factor’s Knyla Houston. “Just seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces, and knowing that their kids are fed, it’s very gratifying. I can’t wait until tomorrow to do it all over again because we’re truly making a difference in people’s lives.”
VOA's Ministry of Service
Since 1896, Volunteers of America has been answering God’s call to transform lives by reaching and uplifting America’s most vulnerable. We seek to serve the needs of the whole person—mind, body and spirit—by bringing together the human service agency and the church.
Our Ministry of Service, known as a church without walls, we are feeding hungry families, sheltering homeless and providing spiritual support for over one million people around the country. We lead with faith and service, shaping a better future for the neighbor in need, their family, and their community.
You are invited to join our weekly live-streamed worship service, every Sunday at 11 a.m. EST. It is an interdenominational worship service, live-streamed from Gulf Coast Village, a Volunteers of America Continuing Care Retirement Community in Cape Coral, Florida.
Become a Constituent Member
Constituent members are dedicated to the work of Volunteers of America and commit to be an active member of their affiliate’s ministry. As members of the Volunteers of America Church, constituent members elect leaders to Volunteers of America’s National board of Directors and vote on proposed resolutions to the organization’s Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation. Learn More.
Become a Minister
Constituent Ministers are volunteers who have been continuously and actively engaged with Volunteers of America for at least two years and are seeking to deepen their connection with our ministry. Commissioned ministers are Volunteers of America employees who embody Christian leadership. These ministers help support Volunteers of America’s ministry through compassion, knowledge, and active service of God. Learn more.
Our Ministry of Service
Help Hungry Neighbors
The economic fallout from Covid-19 has left millions of Americans without enough food to feed their families. The number of people facing hunger and coming for help at VOA is growing and many of those are children. We do whatever it takes to care for the most vulnerable and feed the hungry, like our outdoor pop-up food pantries that are safely distributing groceries to families in need.
Join our weekly worship service. Join us every Sunday at 11 a.m. EST for an interdenominational worship service streamed live from Gulf Coast Village, a Volunteers of America Continuing Care Retirement Community in Cape Coral, Florida.