Food Security

Louisiana’s consistently high rates of poverty and food insecurity mean too many residents don’t have enough to eat. Federal aid for food, distributed through the state through programs like SNAP and WIC, helps hundreds of thousands of Louisianans put food on the table each month and make ends meet. 

These programs help ensure people have access to the healthy, nutritious food they need and free up scarce family resources for other needs such as rent and utility bills. But far too many Louisianans, especially children, women and infants, continue to face high levels of food insecurity. Louisianans need more access to food assistance with less red tape and fewer barriers.

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