New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee

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Jan 18, 2019 | Category: News

Information on SNAP funding during shutdown

The partial government shutdown is affecting SNAP recipients in February and possibly beyond. 

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 This information provided by FPAC member, Louisiana Budget Project. 

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Jan 18, 2019 | Category: News

Food Bank and Emergency Feeding Program shutdown resources

Second Harvest is directing furloughed federal workers with immediate food needs to call 1-855-392-9338 to be referred to a pantry near them. For assistance with both food and other expenses, such as utility bills or rent, individuals can call 211.

 

There are a number of pantries, open near locations with a high concentration of federal workers (MSY, Belle Chasse Naval Air Station), that are ready to respond. In addition, pop-up pantries are being set-up to assis…

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Jan 17, 2019 | Category: News

2018 Farm to ECE pilot report

Partnering with Mid-City Early Learning Center, FPAC worked with center Director and staff to make changes to the feeding environment at the center. This included meal changes, nutrition education and community food access partnerships. We are thrilled with the results and hope to add centers in 2019 and beyond. FPAC will also be working on a toolkit and technical assistance program to help centers make their own food and health changes. 

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Nov 13, 2018 | Category: News

FPAC Holiday Party!


 

Sep 12, 2018 | Category: News

City Council unanimously passes resolution recognizing FPAC as advisory body

Councilwoman Nguyen introduced the resolution to the Governance Committee and Executive Director Elisa and Vice Chair Antonio fielded questions and shared our vision and our partner visions for a vibrant and equitable food system. It was approved and sent to full Council on August 24 for a vote. This resolution was passed unanimously. This is a very exciting development and gives us a platform to highlight our member and partner work and elevate food policy. 

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