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.

President’s Message: Hunger in a State of Plenty

A study recently issued by Loyola University New Orleans confirms what our staff and volunteers find to be true every day. Despite Louisiana’s rich food culture and reputation as a “foodie” destination, our state has the second highest rate of food insecurity in the nation – and it is rising faster than any other state. The...
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You’re Helping Cancer Patients Get Better

Recently, Second Harvest opened the first therapeutic food pantry in Louisiana at the New Orleans University Medical Center Cancer Center. Incoming patients in need of healthier food options can access this pantry for high-quality, nutritious food. Gay Carroll is one of those patients, and is very grateful for the support it gives. “It means I...
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Lafayette Dads on a mission to fight childhood hunger

An orthopedic surgeon. A Louisiana Scrap Metal Recycling Sales Manager. A partner in a pool construction and landscaping business. And a Regional Vice President for Acadian Ambulance. What do they have in common? Fighting hunger. Brian Etier, Matt Rongey, Guy Harper and Justin Back are young Lafayette- area dads who are taking action to fight...
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Mr. Carroll thanks you for your support

We hear many stories about working people struggling to pay for groceries, healthcare, and other basic expenses.  Your donations help people like Mr. Kit Carroll know there’s one thing he doesn’t have to worry about – food. Our staff met Mr. Carroll just last month at the Tangi Food Pantry in Hammond.  He is 62...
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Helping Hurricane Florence Survivors

Once again, Second Harvest joined with the local restaurant community to prepare and provide thousands of meals to victims of a natural disaster. Dozens of local restaurant staff joined with Second Harvest volunteers in our 8,500 square-foot Community Kitchen to help those impacted by Hurricane Florence. Even while the flood waters were still rising in...
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It’s Hunger Action Month!

For the eleventh year, Second Harvest joins the Feeding America network of food banks to participate in Hunger Action Month. Throughout September, our goal is to raise awareness of how hunger impacts communities across South Louisiana, and how you can get involved. There are many ways to join our mission to fight hunger: Volunteer: More...
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Pre-register for DSNAP

As part of hurricane season preparations, all Louisiana residents should make pre-registering for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) a priority. DSNAP provides help in buying groceries to households who do not normally receive SNAP (food stamp) benefits. Pre-registering will save valuable time following a disaster in getting assistance with buying groceries due to lost...
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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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