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Does New Orleans have Issues with Childhood Hunger?

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By Go Auto Staff - Childhood hunger is a problem across our nation, but it is especially hard on Louisiana children. One in three Louisiana children live in poverty. Quite often, these children rely upon their school lunches and breakfasts as the only nutritious meal of the day.

In addition to supporting traditional food pantries that serve Louisiana families, Second Harvest also actively promotes childhood nutrition through several in-house programs. Thousands of children receive additional meals through our Kids Cafe Program, which provides meals and snacks to children attending after-school "safe places" where they can study. Similarly, our Summer Feeding Program feeds more than 3,000 local children a day during the long South Louisiana summer.

Second Harvest is also promoting child health with innovative programs like in-school food pantries for working families, and our Backpack Program which provides extra meals to take home for at-risk students on Fridays.

To help combat childhood hunger in the New Orleans’ area please drop off canned and/or non-perishable food items to Second Harvest’s warehouse located in Harahan or stop by any Go Auto Insurance location in the New Orleans Metro Area.

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