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Q1 - Quarterly Newsletter

Feeding Louisiana has a new home!

To accommodate our growing staff we have moved our administrative office to:

7909 Wrenwood Blvd, Suite C,

Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Our new office number is 225.310.0091.

$6.9 Million Grant Program to Support Louisiana Farmers,

Food Banks, and People in Need

Feeding Louisiana has been awarded a $6.9 million grant to help purchase millions of pounds of food from local growers, targeting farmers, ranchers, and fishers who are from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

All food purchased through this program (Nourish Louisiana) will be provided to the five Louisiana food banks to be distributed to Louisiana residents experiencing food insecurity in underserved communities.

New SNAP Telephone Service Offered

Working with the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, Feeding Louisiana has developed a protocol to help intake SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Applications via the phone.

This opens the door for SNAP application assistance to become more accessible to those who need it most.

Removing Barriers

This service will support families with limited transportation to have easier access to application assistance.

Helping More

Phone applications allow food bank SNAP Outreach Coordinators to schedule more program sign-ups without need of travel.

Staying Accountable

To reduce the risk of fraud all application sessions are recorded and stored for 4 years as required by DCFS.

Our Outreach Goal

Feeding Louisiana SNAP Outreach goal is to reach more than 40,000 low-income Louisianans for FY 2023.

SNAP helps those with low-income buy the food, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, they need for good health.

Our food banks' SNAP coordinators regularly reach out to those who are eligible for SNAP enrollment to share information about the financial and nutritional benefits of SNAP and help them make an informed participation decision.

Staff Selected for Programs

“It's a testament to our wonderful staff that Marleah and Caitlin

were selected for these honors and programs."

Pat Van Burkleo

Marleah Walker, Director of Programs & Outreach, selected by Feeding America to serve as SNAP Capacity Advisor

Feeding America’s Capacity Advisors will provide essential peer support and technical assistance to grantees and share learnings with the network.

Feeding America looks to its Capacity Advisor for expertise, advice, and support as they work through the steps necessary to improve and expand its SNAP Application Assistance Program.

Caitlin Sheehan, Director of Resource Development, selected by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation as a Resource Development Fellow.

Each year, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Development Fellows Program offers a series of workshops to increase proficiency in the field of Development.

Each workshop will include a formal presentation by a local funder or development professional, followed by in-depth group discussion.

The Program will give development professionals access to high-caliber experts and will enable them to develop contacts with their local counterparts.

Policy Pulse

Policy updates and news worth sharing.

Changes to SNAP Benefit Amounts

There are several changes that may affect SNAP household’s benefit amounts over the coming months.

Child Tax Credit Remains Effective Tool for Reducing Poverty

The credit has been a powerful tool to help millions of families lift themselves above the poverty line

​Department of ED Seeks Summer Food Service Program Sponsors

The Louisiana Department of Education is now accepting applications for sponsors and program sites for 2023 SFSP.

​SNAP Recipients in Louisiana Targeted by Scammers

Louisiana DCFS urging those who use SNAP and Pandemic EBT benefits to take precautions against card skimmers.

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