- USDA: The United States Department of Agriculture leads the Federal Anti-Hunger fight through programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), School Breakfast, School Lunch, and WIC. www.usda.gov
- NIFA: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture is a federal agency within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The agency administers federal funding to address the agricultural issues impacting people’s daily lives and the nation’s future. NIFA provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related scienAffiliatesces. NIFA applies an integrated approach to ensure that groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture-related sciences and technologies reach the people who can put them into practice. www.nifa.usda.gov
- Southern University Ag Center
Food Assistance Programs
- Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP): The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is one of forty-three CSFP state programs nationwide and is currently the third largest CSFP in the country. CSFP provides Louisiana residents ages 60 and above with monthly food packages, donated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
- Supplemental Nutrition Agricultural Program (SNAP): Provides monthly benefits that help eligible low-income households buy the food they need for good health.
- Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC):A supplemental nutrition program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children under the age of 5. WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition information, breastfeeding promotion, breastfeeding support and referrals to other health and social services.
Nutrition assistance and food safety are essential in times of disaster. On the Disaster Recovery website, you will find information and resources on food access and food safety before, during and after natural disasters.