Help students and others at risk of food insecurity

March 21, 2020
  • AACRAO Annual Meeting
  • Meetings, Workshops, and Trainings
  • aacraogives
  • covid-19

Second Harvest Food Bank exemplifies their motto, “Serving with dignity,” every day in their mission to distribute food and resources in their fight against hunger.

AACRAO Gives partnered with Second Harvest for our 2020 Annual Meeting AACRAOGives project in the host city of New Orleans. Our goal was to help alleviate food insecurity for local students. Second Harvest has branches across the country, and AACRAO partnered with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, which serves twenty-three counties across South Louisiana. Founded in 1982, this food and resource distribution center serves both schools and communities by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response to people in need. Second Harvest’s staff and volunteers distribute the equivalent of more than 32 million meals to 210,000+ people a year. 

Despite our meeting being cancelled, you can still support this critical work. 

Food insecurity is a growing issue in today’s society, exacerbated by COVID-19 and “panic hoarding.” South Louisiana presented unique challenges even before the crisis, with one out of six Louisianians struggling with hunger (compared to the national average of one out of nine people). Many students depend on food from their schools, and the recent school closures compromise their food security. Where will their next meal come from?

Now more than ever it's important to donate to nonprofits like Second Harvest. Just $1 provides four meals. Donate today.