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.

In Houma, surviving Ida and helping others

Despite major damage to her home in Hurricane Ida, Tia took time to volunteer with her children at a food distribution in Houma, LA. When Hurricane Ida slammed into the small southern Louisiana town of Houma, Tia Williams could have been scared. When the hurricane damaged the roof of her home, she could have been...
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Our Hurricane Ida response

How to get help:  During this immediate phase of our response, please call our partners at 211 for up-to-date information about the communities and locations where Second Harvest is delivering food, water, and supplies. 211 is a free, statewide helpline answered 24/7. You can also text your zip code to 2-1-1 for information about how...
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Thank you for helping Seniors like Ms. Carole

Seventy-seven-year-old Carole R. of Lafayette receives regular assistance from the First Assembly of God Church food pantry, one of the hundreds of community partners supported by truckloads of food from Second Harvest’s facilities. “It is a tremendous help. I live alone, one daughter is in Lafayette and the rest of my children are around the...
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Nearly a year ago, Second Harvest began responding

“This food is a blessing, a blessing from above.” Nearly a year ago, Second Harvest began responding to the alarming increase in food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have seen a record number of first-time visitors at pantries and food distributions and we expect this to continue in 2021 and until our economy...
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Meet some of our frontline heroes

Second Harvest staff, along with dozens of National Guard members and thousands of volunteers, have been putting in heroic efforts to meet the unprecedented need this year. We would like to share some words from just a few of the individuals who are putting your donations into action. Deon Lee, Driver: “I’m humbled and thankful...
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