Connecting food and eaters is made a bit smoother with the help of the following organizations, initiatives, individuals, and businesses.
Affordability and Assistance Programs
Second Harvest Food Bank: Second Harvest is the leading fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food and support to 700+ community partners and programs across 23 parishes. Need food assistance? Contact 1-855-392-9338.
700 Edwards Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70123
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Offices: WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program that provides healthcare and nutrition services for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and infants and children up to 5 years of age.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for good health. Click here to find an office near you.
Crescent City Farmers Market provides a range of projects to demonstrate that "Farmers Markets are for everybody." Through Market Match, CCFM meets you halfway by matching up to $20 of your SNAP purchases per visit with wooden tokens. CCFM provides programs for youth and seniors to enjoy markets at their pace. Everyone is invited to learn cooking tips and smart shopping concepts by visiting the Market Umbrella table at each market.
- Sankofa Fresh Food Pantry: Fresh groceries available on Wednesdays and Third Sundays 2:00-5:00pm. Offering SNAP enrollment and renewal assistance on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm. 5029 St. Claude Ave, 9th Ward.
- Broadmoor Food Pantry: A Second Harvest Food Bank partner agency. Open Mondays and Wednesdays (see website for current hours). Benefits assistance also available. 2021 South Dupre St, Broadmoor.
- Due to the ever changing climate of Covid-19, please visit Crescent City Farmers Market for up to date market information.
Community Supported Agriculture and Farm Box programs active in New Orleans
- Inglewood Farm CSA: Pay in advance for a season of weekly Thursday deliveries to various locations in New Orleans (and one in Metairie). This traditional CSA model allows the farmers to invest in what they need at the start of the season to grow and maintain their farm, and the consumer shares the risk and rewards of what the season brings.
- Grow Dat Youth Farm CSA: Pay in advance for a season of weekly produce grown right in City Park by local youth and supervisors! Season runs November-June; SNAP recipients eligible for 50% discount and monthly payment option.
- Local Cooling Farm Hub Delivery: Order from an e-mail list of options provided by Greater New Orleans, North Shore, and Mississipi growers, pick up at various locations around New Orleans. Deliveries are twice or once a month, and each delivery neighborhood has its own e-mail list.
- From New Orleans Food and Farm Network: Order 48 hours in advance to pick up a box of local foods on Wednesdays (Our Garden on Ferry Place -- Wed 4-6pm, order by Mon @6pm) or Saturdays (ArtKlub, 1941 Arts Street, 11am-4pm, order before Thu @11am)
- New Orleans Food Co-Op: Sold on a first-come, first-served basis for $27. The co-op puts together a weekly box of locally-farmed items and has them for sale each Wednesday starting at 4pm until sold out.
- Top Box Foods: Order from a variety of fresh-food options online and pick up at one of many locations in New Orleans. The Growing Local NOLA Garden Box includes only local items, supporting our producers and food businesses and adding to your healthy lifestyle.
Local/Healthy Food Retailers
- New Orleans Food Co-Op: Local produce and groceries available alongside a variety of groceries, bulk foods, prepared meals, and household items. 2372 St. Claude Ave, Marigny/7th Ward
- Sankofa Mobile Market: Provides fresh fruits and vegetables at an affordable price in underserved areas. Note that the mobile market focuses on healthy foods, not necessarily locally-produced. See website for list of times/locations.
- Good2Go Healthy Corner Stores: The New Orleans Healthy Corner Store Collaborative works alongside New Orleans corner store operators to maximize their business sustainability and increase the amount of fresh, healthy food they offer in-store. Check out the growing list of participating stores where you can find fresh foods.
- BreauxMart: Locally-owned grocery store with 5 New Orleans area locations. Produce, seafood, and grocery departments include local items.
- Langenstein's: The oldest full-service grocery store in New Orleans, still family owned and operated! Prepared foods include traditional New Orleans specialties.
- Rouses: A large regional chain supplying local and seasonal produce, plus seafood and crawfish.
- Zara's Lil' Giant Supermarket: A pocket-sized uptown grocer with a little bit of everything, promising "fresh produce and stocked shelves." 4838 Prytania Street.
- Spirit Wines
Market pressure, political action, new ideas, and farm seasons can cause this information to change. Please let us know if information here needs to be updated!