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.

Your gift is helping struggling families

Your gift to Second Harvest is a godsend to families like Mel and her teenage boys. She was a manager at Winn-Dixie for many years, until she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She hasn’t been able to go back to work, and to make ends meet she relies on disability and Hope the Food Pantry,...
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Helping young people become young women and men

Among the hundreds of community partners supported by your donation to Second Harvest is the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Louisiana. This important organization helps shape the future of hundreds of local children, with a goal of keeping them on track graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character...
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Update on our 2016 Hurricane Season disaster response

Since the beginning Hurricane Harvey’s impact upon our state and region, 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 distributed approximately 400,000 pounds of disaster supplies. Thank you to...
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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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