food insecurity

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The city of New Orleans is launching a meal assistance program aimed at getting hot meals to residents struggling to get food during the coronavirus pandemic.

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*Updated 2:00 p.m. Friday June 12, 2020

Congress gave Louisiana more than $170 million last month through an emergency program meant to feed kids who usually receive free meals at school. But with the deadline for enrollment less than a week away, only about 60 percent of eligible children were enrolled.

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The city of New Orleans has secured $18 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help feed residents impacted by the coronavirus, Mayor LaTonya Cantrell announced at a press conference Monday afternoon.

Katie Sikora

The Krewe of Red Beans has expanded its Feed the Frontlines program beyond hospitals to help the city’s cultural cornerstones.

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Dozens of people line up outside the Broadmoor Church in New Orleans for the Broadmoor Improvement Association’s monthly food pantry. Standing six feet apart, participants wait their turn to show their ID in exchange for a box of groceries.