Hunger & Poverty

June 13, 2019

LBP 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up Report

BATON ROUGE – A new report from the Louisiana Budget Project outlines the highlights and lowlights of the 2019 Legislature, including key issues and bills that LBP focused on during the two-month session. The report, A Return to Normalcy, focuses on key areas related to tax and budget, education, economic opportunity and the protection of basic necessities.Read more...

May 23, 2019

Louisiana Worst in the Nation for Senior Hunger

Whitney, a 65 year old Mississippi woman interviewed for MAZON’s This Is Hunger project,1 tells a story emblematic of how seniors in the South often experience hunger: After a lifetime of work, Whitney was left with few resources when she suddenly lost her job.Read more...

April 30, 2019

Louisiana Should Do More to Feed Hungry Children this Summer

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School is almost out, and for many of Louisiana’s children the end of school—and the end of school lunch—also means the beginning of summer hunger. Nearly 1 in 4 children in Louisiana live in a family that struggles to keep food on the table while meeting their other basic needs.Read more...

February 8, 2019

Proposed SNAP Changes Would Harm Louisianans Facing Greatest Economic Barriers


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Regardless of where they live or what they look like, Louisianans work hard to take care of their families. But due to historic and continuing discrimination, people of color in Louisiana face greater barriers to economic opportunity than their White neighbors.Read more...