Jan 18, 2019 | Category: News
Second Harvest is directing furloughed federal workers with immediate food needs to call 1-855-392-9338 to be referred to a pantry near them. For assistance with both food and other expenses, such as utility bills or rent, individuals can call 211.
There are a number of pantries, open near locations with a high concentration of federal workers (MSY, Belle Chasse Naval Air Station), that are ready to respond. In addition, pop-up pantries are being set-up to assis…
Jan 17, 2019 | Category: News
Partnering with Mid-City Early Learning Center, FPAC worked with center Director and staff to make changes to the feeding environment at the center. This included meal changes, nutrition education and community food access partnerships. We are thrilled with the results and hope to add centers in 2019 and beyond. FPAC will also be working on a toolkit and technical assistance program to help centers make their own food and health changes.
Sep 12, 2018 | Category: News
Councilwoman Nguyen introduced the resolution to the Governance Committee and Executive Director Elisa and Vice Chair Antonio fielded questions and shared our vision and our partner visions for a vibrant and equitable food system. It was approved and sent to full Council on August 24 for a vote. This resolution was passed unanimously. This is a very exciting development and gives us a platform to highlight our member and partner work and elevate food policy.
May 10, 2018 | Category: News
New Mayor Cantrell's Transition Advisory Board presented its Transition Report on May 3, 2018. There are many sections of the report where FPAC's mission fits in. In particular, Recommendation #6 of the Job Growth and Retention Subcommittee centers around creating a food industry master plan and cites NOLA FPAC in the context/reasoning for the recommendation (p.109). Sections on water management, small business & entrepreneurship, neighborhood empowerment, and healthy familie…