SNAP

September 30, 2021

How to: Maximize SNAP benefits

Over 850,000 Louisianans use SNAP benefits (formerly Food Stamps) to put food on the table. But some SNAP recipients may not get the full benefits they qualify for, and other people who would qualify for SNAP may choose not to apply because they don’t think the benefits will be enough to make a difference.… Read more...

September 15, 2021

LBP Census 2020: Pandemic aid helped reduce poverty, but need for more aid remains critical

The Covid-19 pandemic caused tremendous hardship in 2020. But timely federal aid and safety net programs dampened the blow and effectively kept millions of Americans out of poverty, according to the latest U.S. Census data. Louisiana, though, has suffered through a string of natural disasters in addition to the pandemic.… Read more...

September 1, 2021

What to expect in Louisiana D-SNAP and SNAP after a disaster

After a disaster, many people in the affected area lose the perishable food in their home, and may have scarce resources to purchase food, or may find their resources impossible to access. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Disaster-SNAP (D-SNAP) help people affected by a disaster to buy food during the recovery.… Read more...

June 29, 2021

Letters: Pandemic or not, summer feeding program is a lifeline

As spring turns to summer in Louisiana, hundreds of thousands children lose access to nutritious school meals. This often leads to hardship as parents make hard choices about which bills to skip so their kids can eat.… Read more...