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HOPE is… | Cultivating Food Security | November 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Kathy Saloy, V.P. for community and economic development, explains HOPE Enterprise Corporation’s involvement in Louisiana’s Healthy Food Retail Program.

HOPE in Louisiana | Cultivating Food Security | November 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Kathy Saloy with HOPE Enterprise Corporation describes the financial investment made in Louisiana healthy food projects

In The Pipeline | Cultivating Food Security | November 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

HOPE Enterprise V.P. Kathy Saloy touches on the financing projects in the pipeline for Louisiana.

Value of SNAP | Cultivating Food Security | November 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Feeding Louisiana’s Executive Director Korey Patty explains the benefits of the federal SNAP program to Louisiana.

Louisiana Nutrition Assistance Program | Cultivating Food Security | November 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Korey Patty with Feeding Louisiana talks about a state-funded food assistance program that he hopes can be reinstated.

Top Box Progress | Cultivating Food Security | November 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Connor Deloach with Top Box touches on the two healthy food access programs it offers in Baton Rouge.

Top Box Value | Cultivating Food Security | November 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Executive Director Connor Deloach explains how Top Box keeps healthy foods affordable.

School Lunch | Cultivating Food Security | November 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Dr. Catherine Champagne with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center cites an interesting statistic from a 2000 Food Insecurity study of the Delta Region.

Preparation Gap | Cultivating Food Security | November 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Dr. Catherine Champagne with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center describes a discovery made in a healthy food study conducted in Winnsboro.

Healthy BR | Cultivating Food Security | November 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome discusses some city initiatives that address food insecurity in Baton Rouge.

Challenges | Cultivating Food Security | November 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome explains the challenges that cities can face in combatting food insecurity.

CATS & Top Box | Cultivating Food Security | November 2019 | Louisiana Public Square

Theo Richards with the Capital Area Transit System says that Top Box has benefits for bus riders and CATS employees.

November 2019 - Cultivating Food Security

A Loyola University report says Louisiana has the second highest rate of food insecurity in the country. Eighty-three percent of parishes contain communities designated as “food deserts” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – severely lacking access to a variety of affordable, healthy foods.

When grocery stores aren’t located in a neighborhood, food purchases often take place at more expensive convenience stores. In addition, there’s a significant correlation between the lack of access to food markets and obesity. Obesity-related healthcare already costs the state an estimated $2.9 billion.

So, how is Louisiana addressing its food insecurity situation? What role do community gardens and mobile markets play in the solution? And, what can be done to recruit grocery stores to areas that need them the most? Louisiana Public Square brings together stakeholders and advocates to explore these issues and more on “Cultivating Food Security” Wednesday, March 25 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.


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Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Alexandria; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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