SNAP

March 13, 2020

Louisiana’s food assistance programs are a key part of the state’s coronavirus response

During economic downturns, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly, Food Stamps) provides an important boost to the economy as well as to those who are hungry. SNAP benefits allow people who become unemployed and underemployed to keep food on the table, and the money that SNAP recipients spend at grocery stores allows those stores to keep more of their employees on the payroll for more hours.Read more...

September 13, 2019

Food insecurity is falling in Louisiana, but is still among the highest rates in the nation

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The percentage of households in Louisiana that lack consistent access to enough food for an active and healthy lifestyle has dropped significantly in recent years, according to the latest data from the U.S.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, 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...

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...