Jun 1, 2020 | Category: News

Eat Local Challenge Letter to the Community

Our eyes are open to the ways that our city has exploited the labor and joy of those who made and continue to make it the place we love. We are only a “world class food destination” because of people of color and we continue to devalue their labor, their history, and their bodies. We ask people of color to work long and erratic hours for little to no pay or safety net as their culture is used to build up a city that no longer supports them. The “new New Orleans&rsquo…

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Apr 14, 2020 | Category: News

March 2020 FPAC meeting recording

You can find the recorded Zoom meeting here. The meeting included local and national policy updates regarding SNAP, school food and emergency feeding as well as resources and food access efforts from partners. If you have any questions about this meeting, or would like to be on our mailing list for future meetings, please email Elis…

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Apr 10, 2020 | Category: News

FPAC seeks new Vice Chair

Dear New Orleans Food Policy Committee,

I’m writing as the outgoing Chair of the Committee. The past year has been huge for me. While serving as Chair, I became the Executive Director of Fund 17 to expand opportunities for under-resourced entrepreneurs. I’ve been able to attend a number of conferences representing FPAC, which has also helped me to secure scholarship opportunities. The network and public policy experience I gained through FPAC has opened new doors f…

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Mar 25, 2020 | Category: News

Growing Local Collaborative Increases Food Deliveries and Resources in NOLA Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Connor DeLoach, Executive Director of Top Box Louisiana said, “It is even more important for people to have access to fresh food right now, as we all try to be healthy. That’s why we are working with our Growing Local Collaborative partners and Crescent City Farmers Market to bring fresh local food from Louisiana farms right to people’s homes.”

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, farmers markets closed to reduce potential for social contact, but people still wa…

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Mar 19, 2020 | Category: News

COVID 19 resources page live

Find the page at the top right of our website.

If you need have resources and information to share please email Elisa@nolafoodpolicy.org.

We will keep this site updated regularly in order to help get needed information regarding how to get food for children, from local farmers, and for those in need. 

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