Food stamp cuts will increase demands on food banks

 
Federal funds that since 2009 provided about a 5 percent boost in food stamp benefits ended Nov. 1, and that could force Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana to scramble in its attempt to meet an expected increased demand for food.

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St. Peter Claver fulfills its mission through food pantry


It took an army of hands and generous hearts to complete the restoration of the former Louis Charbonnet family residence at 1839 St. Philip St. in New Orleans into the shiny, food pantry and social ministry headquarters of St. Peter Claver Parish.

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Local restaurants team up to benefit Second Harvest


Taste of the NFL, the “Super Bowl Party with a Purpose,” will come to the New Orleans Convention Center Feb. 2, 2013. The annual event – held the night before the Super Bowl – features an auction, entertainment and food prepared by 35 renowned chefs who are paired with NFL players from each NFL city to benefit the local Second Harvest Food Bank and other Feeding America food banks in cities that have an NFL team.

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