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Monsanto second harvest food bank of greater new orleans-3590

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Monsanto second harvest food bank of greater new orleans-3590

  1. 1. MONSANTO VOLUNTEERS FOR RURAL HUNGER MONTH AT SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK In the month of November, a group of Monsanto employees volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans. Our team sorted and packed more than 3,000 pounds of food to help provide meals to children, families and seniors struggling with hunger in South Louisiana. The volunteers valued this experience and look forward to other volunteer opportunities with Second Harvest Food Bank.
  2. 2. SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK THE FACTS One in six households in Louisiana are at risk of hunger. They are children, seniors and families; they are neighbors, co-workers and friends. Across our state and region, the rising cost of food, housing and utilities, coupled with high unemployment, low-wage jobs and foreclosure rates have increased the need for emergency food assistance. Many individuals are asking for help for the first time. When bills loom and impossible decisions must be made, grocery lists are often cut first. Meals are skipped. Parents go without to make sure their children are fed.
  3. 3. SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK Second Harvest serves as the heart of a regional network of more than 300 partner agencies across south Louisiana, which is home to some of the most poverty-stricken communities in the United States. Through this network, they are strategically positioned to lead the fight against hunger and build long-term food security by providing food access, advocacy, education and disaster response to those in need in our area.
  4. 4. SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK With warehouses in New Orleans and Lafayette, Second Harvest distributes 24 million pounds of food and other grocery items to 263,000 individuals each year. That’s the equivalent of 20 million meals to food-insecure individuals and families. 20 MILLION MEALS PROVIDED TO 263,000 INDIVIDUALS EACH YEAR
  5. 5. SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK As Second Harvest strives for a hunger-free south Louisiana, their impact is most evident in the faces of the children, seniors and families who turn to them for support. The sustaining contributions of many generous donors and community partners enable Second Harvest to deliver on its promise of solving hunger in our region. $10 donation provides 28 meals 66% of total revenue comes from private philanthropy 94% of each dollar donated directly feeds the hungry Volunteers contribute more than 50,000 service hours annually Partner agencies serve more than 41,800 people each week
  6. 6. KEY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES • FOOD DISTRIBUTION: provide food to more than 300 partner agencies across 23 south Louisiana parishes • CHILDREN: prepare and deliver meals through Summer Feeding, Kids Cafe afterschool program and weekend/holiday backpacks • SENIORS: prepare and deliver hot meals through Senior Cafe group feeding program • PUBLIC ASSISTANCE: connect community members to public assistance programs that help families put food on the table • NUTRITION EDUCATION: conduct workshops on simple, healthy and low-cost food purchase and preparation • ADVOCACY: champion policies that address the root causes of hunger and poverty
  7. 7. TOGETHER WE CAN SOLVE HUNGER MAKE A GIFT. Whether online, by mail or in person, your tax-deductible gift goes to work right away to meet our region’s hunger needs. You can make a lasting impact by naming Second Harvest as a beneficiary of a will, trust, life insurance policy, or retirement or savings account. VOLUNTEER. Donate your time to Second Harvest. Sort and pack food, prepare meals, manage fundraising events and/or serve on a committee. TAKE ACTION. Share your story, get in touch with your congressional leaders, and help us advocate for systemic changes that put food on the table of those in need.
  8. 8. GET INVOLVED TO LEARN MORE, MAKE A GIFT, OR GET INVOLVED TODAY, contact Melanie Hoeman at mhoeman@secondharvest.org or 504.729.2834.

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