Food insecurity is defined as an absence of continued access to nourishing foods. Louisiana has one of the country's highest rates of food insecurity, especially among children. In the city of New Orleans, this struggle has been magnified over the past few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the food insecurity many people in New Orleans face, nonprofit organizations have been developed that help allocate resources, serving an immediate need for food. For example, organizations such as Culture Aid NOLA distribute groceries on Wednesdays and Saturdays that people can pick up for free. According to their website, "Culture Aid NOLA's mission is to direct no-barrier, no-stigma aid to underserved members of New Orleans' cultural community with dignity, grace, and hospitality."
This project looks at how nonprofit organizations such as Culture Aid NOLA and lowernine.org are tackling the food insecurity crisis in New Orleans.