Food for Thought

An inside look at South Louisiana’s emergency food network. See the direct impact of your donations, follow the stories of our clients, volunteers, and donors, and read about the latest anti-hunger policy debates at the local, state, and federal level.

Update on our Hurricane Harvey response

Second Harvest Food Bank is accepting donations to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Since the beginning of this storm’s impact, we have responded to those in need in South Louisiana, particularly in Calcasieu, Cameron, Vermilion, Iberia, Jefferson Davis and Beauregard, and are also supporting storm victims in Texas. To date, we have collected and...
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Volunteering to honor the memory of his son

The incredible work of our volunteers makes our mission possible.  One of those thousands of volunteers is Mr. Dale Dunlap, who is now in his third year of volunteering with Second Harvest. “Three years ago, I was looking for a volunteer opportunity, and my neighbor’s daughter said how much she enjoyed Second Harvest. So I...
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Update on our ongoing disaster response

Click HERE to make a secure online donation to help us fight the everyday disaster of hunger This is our ongoing blog with updates on how your donations to Second Harvest are being utilized.  October 10 update to our August flooding disaster:  Aid delivered: So far, we have delivered 1.4 million pounds of disaster relief products...
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Serving All Souls, All Year

The All-Souls Community Center is a home away from home for hundreds of at-risk local children, one one of hundreds of community partners we help out across South Louisiana. Director Happy Johnson says the Center’s mission is to provide a sanctuary in a neighborhood still struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, which...
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Thousands of volunteers make our mission possible

Every month, thousands of volunteers make our mission to fight hunger possible. Among those is Pat Caperino, or “Miss Pat” as she’s known around our offices and warehouse. “I started with Second Harvest six years ago, and have enjoyed every minute of it,” Miss Pat says. “I’m a retired legal secretary, and I knew I...
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What happens next with my food donation?

We’re extremely grateful for the countless donations of food we receive every month at Second Harvest Food Bank. But what happens after you drop off your donation? Here’s what happens: Weighed – Every day, we weigh all donations to ensure proper oversight of each and every item. Though we receive millions of pounds of donations...
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