This month, reductions in the federal food stamp program kicked in, and the CEO of the Second Harvest Food Bank says she’s already seeing families planning to cut meals because they can’t make ends meet.
Second Harvest CEO Natalie Jayroe says, to make up for the cuts statewide, her organization would have to double its output.
She says people who would like to help can sign up to receive information simply by texting “Feed” to 80088.
“The generosity of this community is what allows us to do our jobs, so imagine going back to the community and asking them for twice as much,” Jayroe told WGNO News.
Second Harvest also announced a victory for providing meals to students. Thanks to a federal grant, more than 100 kids who qualify for free or reduced meals in school will also receive free meals in conjunction with a Boys and Girls Club program.