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Food Pantry

The Wesley Foundation operates the Southeastern Food Pantry with the help of student workers and volunteers. The mission of the Southeastern Food Pantry is to provide perishable and non-perishable items to any active Southeastern student, faculty, or staff member.

Active Southeastern students, faculty, or staff members may obtain up to 20 items per week and no more than 3 of the same items per day from the Southeastern Food Pantry.

Where

Temporary Location - The Wesley Foundation 

307 W. Dakota St. 

Contact [email protected] to receive more information, schedule an appointment, or to make a donation. To schedule an appointment please visit sluwesley.org/slu-food-pantry. 

How You Can Help

Donations can be brought to the Southeastern Food Pantry during operating hours, or to the Southeastern Wesley Foundation - 307 W. Dakota St. during University hours.

Items needed include:

  • Rice
  • Chili
  • Jelly
  • Cereal
  • Soups
  • Crackers
  • Pasta sauce
  • Boxed meals
  • Canned fruits
  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal/granola bars
  • Microwaveable meals
  • Refrigerated/frozen items
  • Pasta (canned and uncooked)
  • Beans (canned and uncooked)
  • Canned meats (i.e. tuna, chicken, salmon, etc.)
  • Hygiene products (i.e. soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, toilet paper etc.)
Источник: http://www.southeastern.edu/foodpantry

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With grocery stores closed and freezers fast defrosting, the state and food banks are scrambling to get food to hurricane victims.

People on food stamps will be able to use their benefits to buy prepared meals. And food banks are organizing quantities of food stuffs, water, and ice to distribute in parishes most impacted by Hurricane Ida. All this activity will cover the gap while parish, state and federal authorities dot the i’s and cross t’s on approval of expanding food stamps to those whose incomes are too high to qualify for the program but who suffered from the storm.

“This hurricane devastated so many individuals and families in Southeast Louisiana, and their need for food is more acute than ever. That’s why our staff is working with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to secure all possible disaster food assistance for Louisiana families,” said Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Marketa Garner Walters.

Food stamps are officially called SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The program being added after the storm tacks “Disaster” to the front, hence is known as DSNAP.

And while bureaucracy does play a part in getting the paperwork in order, much of the DSNAP delay is tied to the idea that the benefits will kick in after electricity is back on and stores reopen.

Usually, food stamp participants are not allowed to buy “hot food products prepared for immediate consumption” with SNAP benefits through Sept. 28. “Waiving that restriction is vital in the aftermath of a storm such as Hurricane Ida, where many residents are displaced and cannot access a kitchen to prepare their meals,” according to Catherine Heitman, of the Department of Children and Family Services.

The waiver will allow SNAP recipients to use their benefits to buy prepared foods available at any retailer that accepts EBT cards, usually grocery stores. Restaurant purchases are still prohibited.

In the meantime, the food banks on Tuesday coordinated with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry also with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for supplies.

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Though DSNAP benefits are a week or two away for people otherwise aren’t eligible for food stamps, people harmed by the hurricane should start registering. Registration doesn’t guarantee acceptance, but it will move the process on faster, Heitman said.

Preregistration is available at www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/cafe or phone 225-342-6700 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Text LADSNAP to 898-211 to receive DSNAP updates.

Korey Patty, executive director of Feeding Louisiana, a statewide association of food banks, applied Tuesday for permission to suspend proof of income requirements to allow them to deliver commodities to those impacted by the disaster.

“When DSNAP stands up, our role ramps down,” Patty said.

The food banks in the greater Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas are assessing the situation and preparing where food and water will be distributed, he said.

Warehouses and offices at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Harahan sustained hurricane damage — though the location in Lafayette did not — but remain operational with generator support. They’re looking for cleaning supplies, bottled water, diapers, personal hygiene items, and canned proteins, such as tuna or peanut butter.

The Red Cross has set up mobile kitchens in Morgan City, LaPlace and Hammond.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is handling the feedings at state shelters.

Email Mark Ballard at [email protected]

Источник: https://www.theadvocate.com/content/tncms/live/

ALEXANDRIA, La. (Food Bank of Central Louisiana) - In the days since Hurricane Laura made landfall, the Food Bank of Central Louisiana has distributed more than 607,839 pounds of food and emergency supplies to storm victims via mobile food pantry distributions, shelters, relief teams, and member agency food pantries.

“Disaster response has been a core part of our mission for 30 years, and we are dedicated to helping as many people as possible in the days and weeks to come,” said Wright-Velez.

In emergency situations like this, monetary donations are the best, most efficient way to help underwrite the Food Bank’s costs of procuring and delivering thousands of pounds of food and disaster supplies. We appreciate those who donated food and funds to support our disaster relief efforts.

In any type of crisis, food banks play a vital role in supplying disaster aid. The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is part of a proven plan of action with Feeding America member food banks that is ready to take action quickly and efficiently.

In addition to emergency food distributions at the Food Bank of Central Louisiana in Alexandria, the Food Bank has mobile food distributions scheduled at the following sites:

  • Tuesday, September 8: Monterey Substation, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (Concordia)
  • Wednesday, September 9: Rosepine, The Church International, 1436 Church St., 9-11 a.m. (Vernon)
  • Wednesday, September 9: Slagle Mall, noon – 2 p.m. (Vernon)
  • Wednesday, September 9: Hineston Tabernacle, 1-3 p.m. (Rapides)
  • Thursday, September 10: Oakdale Community Center, 7-10 a.m. (Allen)
  • Thursday, September 10: Glenmora Fire Station, 11 a.m. to noon (Rapides)
  • Friday, September 11: Kinder Fire Station, 9-11 a.m. (Allen)
  • Wednesday, September 16 - Oberlin Tourist Commission, 10 a.m. to noon (Allen)
  • Thursday, September 17 – Powhatan, North Star Missionary Baptist Church 9-11 a.m. (Natchitoches)
  • Friday, September 18: Hornbeck Mobile Pantry, Rep. Schamerhorn’s Office, 8-10 a.m. (Vernon)
  • Friday, September 18: Evans Congregational Methodist Church, 1083 Hammond St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Vernon)
  • Thursday, September 24: Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, West 1st Street, 9-11 a.m. (Sabine)
  • Thursday, September 24: Zwolle, Fiesta Grounds, noon-2 p.m. (Sabine)
  • Friday, September 25: Rosepine, The Church International, 1436 Church St., 9-11 a.m. (Vernon)
  • Friday, September 25: Slagle Mall, noon-2 p.m. (Vernon)

For more information, please contact the Food Bank of Central Louisiana at 318-445-2773

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Источник: https://www.kalb.com/2020/09/08/food-bank-of-central-louisiana-responds-to-hurricane-laura/

Hammond Food Bank Works To Redirect Food 'Waste' To Those Who Need It Most

Tangipahoa Parish’s poverty level, 19 percent, is well above the state and national average. While officials speculate as to why the rate is so high, many social service groups on the Northshore are just trying to help. One of the biggest challenges for struggling families is food access.

Our Daily Bread Food Bank is working to prevent food from being thrown away and get it to the people who need it most.

 

Daily Bread’s distribution center in Hammond looks like a standard warehouse, except in the front there is an office where people can access food donations.

An older gentleman named Claude checked in at the front desk — we will only use his first name here in order to protect his identity. Claude pulled the car he borrowed from his neighbor up to a side door to pick up a box of donated food from a group of volunteers.

Claude retired from his maintenance job in New Orleans and moved to the Northshore to be near family after Katrina. But he quickly found out that his social security check didn’t exactly cover all of the bills.

“Without this help, I don’t know — I’d be struggling,” said Claude. “It’s a good thing to have here because it helps a whole lot of people here. A lot of people are less fortunate than me, a lot of them don’t have any income.”

Almost half of the 2,500 households that receive help from Daily Bread are retirees.

Credit Tegan Wendland / WWNO

Surrounded by pallets of canned food in the warehouse, executive director Myrna Jordan explained that most of the Daily Bread donations come from a federal USDA food bank program, partner organizations like Second Harvest, and private companies, like Tyson Foods, who are making an effort not to throw good food away.

Jordan said, “This is a whole pallet of sliced potatoes. But we get lots of stuff — we get green beans, corn, that’s just the basics. Cranberry sauce, lots of cranberry sauce. Sometimes we get water. Just a variety of things.”

Credit Tegan Wendland / WWNO

With 25 distribution sites at churches and community centers, Jordan said the biggest challenge is distributing all of that food across the parish. That’s why Our Daily Bread has more than 300 volunteers.

Lori Lea is one of them, and she said Jordan, who is nearly 80 and works as a volunteer herself, is an inspiration.

“It’s pretty transparent,” said Lea. “You could walk in and Ms. Myrna could tell you how many pounds of chicken are in the freezer and how much money is in the bank account. That made me want to come back and help out,” she explained.

Jordan said she has to keep a close eye on all of the details because space is limited and food needs to move fast. They recently had to expand their refrigerator and freezer space so they could accept more donations.

Jordan said, “Before this we had just a small walk-in cooler that sat inside of our warehouse, and this cooler was built out the back. This cooler will hold 15 pallets. Sometimes it is stock-full and sometimes it’s empty.”

Having that much space means they can take advantage of a little-known opportunity. Jordan said semi truck drivers are some of their biggest donors. Truck drivers often end up having more inventory than their customers want to buy, so they need to get rid of entire pallets of potatoes or frozen chicken while en route. They Google “food pantry” and locate donation centers where they can drop off perishables and dry goods.

Jordan said they get a lot of good stuff that way, but it can be a real challenge. She has to be on-call 24/7. She explained how the process can get complicated, “I have to talk to the dispatcher, I have to get the trucker to call me, I have to give him good directions. Sometimes he gets lost, sometimes they put it in the GPS when I tell them not to because it takes them through streets they shouldn’t be going through."

Jordan said it's worth the work — over the past two years Our Daily Bread has received about 600,000 pounds of food this way. Though the volume can present challenges, "Sometimes it’s more of one thing than we want because they’ll bring us like eight pallets of potatoes," she said.

When supply exceeds demand, She calls other local agencies, like homeless shelters, veteran’s groups, or the council on aging. They usually take what Our Daily Bread can’t use.

Jordan acknowledged that things can get hectic, “Some mornings I think ‘Oh my goodness, I have a tiger by the tail and I can’t let him loose because he’ll eat me up!’ But I do it because of my faith, and I love people.”

She said the next step is to open a kitchen next door where they’ll be able to feed hot meals to 100 people at a time. She already has funding and hopes to open by next year.

Support for Northshore Focus comes from the Northshore Community Foundation.

Источник: https://www.wwno.org/community/2015-08-12/hammond-food-bank-works-to-redirect-food-waste-to-those-who-need-it-most

LOUISIANA FOOD BANK ASSOCIATION

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Источник: https://www.intellispect.co/organizations/270667900
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