Connecting food and eaters is made a bit smoother with the help of the following organizations, initiatives, individuals, and businesses.

Affordability and Assistance Programs

  • Second Harvest Food Bank: Second Harvest is the leading fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food and support to 700+ community partners and programs across 23 parishes. Need food assistance? Contact 1-855-392-9338.

    700 Edwards Ave.
    New Orleans, LA 70123

  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Offices: WIC is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program that provides healthcare and nutrition services for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and infants and children up to 5 years of age.

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for good health. Click here to find an office near you.

  • Crescent City Farmers Market provides a range of projects to demonstrate that "Farmers Markets are for everybody." Through Market Match, CCFM meets you halfway by matching up to $20 of your SNAP purchases per visit with wooden tokens. CCFM provides programs for youth and seniors to enjoy markets at their pace. Everyone is invited to learn cooking tips and smart shopping concepts by visiting the Market Umbrella table at each market.

  • Sankofa Fresh Food Pantry: Fresh groceries available on Wednesdays and Third Sundays 2:00-5:00pm. Offering SNAP enrollment and renewal assistance on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm. 5029 St. Claude Ave, 9th Ward.

  • Broadmoor Food Pantry: A Second Harvest Food Bank partner agency. Open Mondays and Wednesdays (see website for current hours). Benefits assistance also available. 2021 South Dupre St, Broadmoor.

Farmers Markets

Local/Healthy Food Retailers

  • New Orleans Food Co-Op: Local produce and groceries available alongside a variety of groceries, bulk foods, prepared meals, and household items. 2372 St. Claude Ave, Marigny/7th Ward
  • Sankofa Mobile Market: Provides fresh fruits and vegetables at an affordable price in underserved areas. Note that the mobile market focuses on healthy foods, not necessarily locally-produced. See website for list of times/locations.
  • Good2Go Healthy Corner Stores: The New Orleans Healthy Corner Store Collaborative works alongside New Orleans corner store operators to maximize their business sustainability and increase the amount of fresh, healthy food they offer in-store. Check out the growing list of participating stores where you can find fresh foods.
  • BreauxMart: Locally-owned grocery store with 5 New Orleans area locations. Produce, seafood, and grocery departments include local items.
  • Langenstein's: The oldest full-service grocery store in New Orleans, still family owned and operated! Prepared foods include traditional New Orleans specialties.
  • Rouses: A large regional chain supplying local and seasonal produce, plus seafood and crawfish.
  • Zara's Lil' Giant Supermarket: A pocket-sized uptown grocer with a little bit of everything, promising "fresh produce and stocked shelves." 4838 Prytania Street.
  • Spirit Wines


Market pressure, political action, new ideas, and farm seasons can cause this information to change. Please let us know if information here needs to be updated!

Food Access Working Group

Our work is made possible by the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Humana Foundation.