During this time of uncertainty, we know that access to fresh healthy food is of utmost importance for all. With job loss, travel restrictions and school closures, knowing how and where to access food is a challenge. We hope to alleviate some of that worry by keeping the community informed of where to access food during this crisis.

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Food Access

Meal relief, school snacks and food, SNAP matches, TEFAP resources

Policy Alerts

Calls to action, news, advocacy, changes in SNAP/TEFAP

Local Food and Farmers

CSA's, food hubs, restaurant efforts, farmers markets and produce delivery

 

 

See below for COVID-19 related news

Apr 2, 2020 | Category: Covid-19

COVID-19 SNAP increase legislation sign-on

From Alliance's sign-on letter:


"Strengthening SNAP will not only feed families – it will also boost the economy. Economists estimate that every SNAP dollar that households redeem expands the economy by about $1.50 because it frees cash for poor households to buy other essential items, like diapers and medication, and provides revenue directly to stores, thus helping maintain local jobs. For example, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Serv…

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Apr 2, 2020 | Category: Covid-19

COVID-19 SNAP updates

Many families who receive SNAP got an extra bump in their benefits on March 31 as Louisiana was granted a waiver from the USDA allowing all families to receive the max allowed for their family size for April and May. Those who already recieve the maximum will not see a bump in their benefits. 

From Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS):

"The supplemental benefits, authorized under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, will be automatical…

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Mar 23, 2020 | Category: Covid-19

Chef Call to Action

This week tens of thousands of independent restaurants were forced to close their doors in the fight against COVID-19 in the United States. In just a matter of days, millions of restaurant industry workers in America lost their jobs. How will these workers, who did noting wrong themselves, pay rent, care for children, and feed themselves and their families?
And what will happen to the independent businesses-the diners, bars, cafes, and restaurants-that make our towns and cities t…

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Mar 22, 2020 | Category: Covid-19

COVID-19 Policy Alert!

From our friends at Feeding Louisiana:

The Situation

· As of March 21st, Louisiana has confirmed 763 positive cases of COVID-19 across 35 parishes.

· The closure of schools, retailers, entertainment outlets and much of the hospitality industry has left children without access to regular school meals and workers without wages.

· The Louisiana Workforce Commission is reporting a…

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Mar 19, 2020 | Category: Covid-19

COVID-19 Food System response letter

 

COVID-19 New Orleans Local Food System Impacts
In these increasingly uncertain times, one thing is clear: fresh, healthy food is essential to our
community. Our local food system depends on our farmers, fishers, and food producers to bring us
that food. Local food is more important than ever as our globalized supply chains face an
unprecedented challenge. We can bolster our economy, bodies, and our communities with local food.

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