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  • Nationwide Food Stamp Issue Hits Acadiana Residents Play Video

    October 12, 2013 10:01 PM

    Many residents across the country found themselves unable to use their food stamp cards due to a system failure. Seventeen states are affected including Louisiana. A spokesperson for XEROX says some electronic benefits transfer systems are experiencing temporary connectivity issues. Technicians are addressing the issue, but they say the... more »
  • Parents Concerned About School Lunch Times Play Video

    September 9, 2013 6:48 PM

    Parents at J. Wallace James Elementary School in Lafayette are concerned their students are eating lunch too late. The school starts serving lunch at 11:00 and moves in grade order starting with pre-k. Fourth and fifth graders do not eat until 1:30. More than 700 students go through... more »
  • Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Underway

    August 30, 2013 7:16 PM

    One of the state's oldest festivals is underway in Morgan City. The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival kicked off last night and will continue through the Labor Day weekend. For the first time in years, festival goers only have to worry about overeating and getting a sunburn. The last... more »
  • Spirit of Thanks this Thanksgiving

    November 12, 2012 7:47 AM

    Every year there are dozens of families questioning how they will put food on the table, especially around the holidays. One Acadiana group is working to ease the holiday stress; the social group Unjudgeable Divas and Gents spent Sunday afternoon handing out more than a half dozen thanksgiving baskets... more »
  • Suit: Mentally ill prisoner denied drugs, food

    October 23, 2012 8:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawsuit accuses Tangipahoa Parish jail officials of routinely withholding prescription drugs and food from a prisoner for nearly two years while he suffered from severe mental illnesses. A federal suit filed Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana claims Dennis Bargher Jr., 33,... more »
  • Jindal, wife donate 1,000 pounds of food

    March 9, 2012 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A canned food drive by Gov. Bobby Jindal and his wife, Supriya, has yielded more than 1,000 pounds of food that will be donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The drive occurred during the governor's inauguration and over the Christmas holiday season. The... more »
  • Nicholls faculty, staff, organize food drive

    March 8, 2012 9:57 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Faculty and staff at Nicholls State University are donating their time to help the Thibodaux Food Bank and other area food banks. A Nicholls news release says there's a growing need for such aid: The number of people who used the Thibodaux Food Bank's services in... more »
  • GOP candidates wade into food stamp debate

    January 9, 2012 9:41 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Politicians normally shy away from saying they want to cut food stamps, but this year's Republican presidential candidates are using domestic food aid as an example of a welfare state gone awry. Supporters of the program say it is one of the most reliable safety nets for... more »
  • Game Day Means Big Bucks for Acadiana

    January 8, 2012 11:58 AM

    If you're not in New Orleans for the big game, what's a better way to be a part of it, than to be here at home with good food, drinks, and family. Game day in Acadiana means big bucks for local groceries and bars, take Rouses Supermarket, in Lafayette.... more »
  • Vote and vote often Lafayette as Tastiest Town of the South

    January 6, 2012 12:41 PM

    Lafayette is currently in the running to be named Southern Living Magazine's Tastiest Town of the South. As of 11:30 Friday morning, Lafayette has more than 40,000 votes, but Louisville, Kentucky is trailing close behind. Lafayette isn't the only Louisiana city in the running, New Orleans is also competing... more »
  • Lafayette Leads in the Tastiest Town Poll

    December 29, 2011 10:29 PM

    Lafayette is leading the way in a national contest to be named the tastiest town of the south. With more than 96 restaurants in the Acadiana area there is a lot of options when dining out. From Cajun, to Italian, to Mexican, and much more, Acadiana has a unique blend... more »
  • Lack of Hungry Closes Program

    June 19, 2011 2:40 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The federal program that has offered free meals for decades to school-age children during the summer break is suffering a gradual demise in Rapides Parish because of low participation. Two locations of the 33 in Rapides Parish have been shut down because of low turnout, according... more »
  • Rising Food and Gas Costs Push up Consumer Prices

    May 13, 2011 10:30 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers paid more for gas and food in April, pushing inflation to its highest level in two and a half years. But so far this month, inflationary pressures have begun to ease. The Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent in April, the Labor Department said. In the... more »
  • Goverment Ask Food Companies to Limit Youth Marketing

    April 28, 2011 8:46 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is planning to ask food companies and restaurants to cut back on advertising unhealthy foods to children. Under guidelines obtained by The Associated Press, companies would be urged only to market foods to children ages 2 through 17 if they are low in fats,... more »
  • Dorian the Dietician's December visit

    December 8, 2010 11:52 AM

    Dorian the Dietician would like to mention a fundraiser on the 16th @ Jason's Deli to benefit Trim Kids program. 10% of sales from 4 - 10 pm will be donated to Joshua's Place to be used to sponsor kids for classes. Dorian gave the following quick and easy supper... more »
  • Food and Toy Drive for the Needy

    November 29, 2010 9:02 AM

    Food and Toy Drive for the Needy is throughout the months of November and December. You can drop food and toys off at the Acadiana Outreach Center and Pippin McGee. For more information on this food and toy drive call, 337. 237. 7618 or visit, www.acadianaoutreach.org
  • STM - Who Can? You Can, Two-Can, We All Can!

    November 19, 2010 10:50 AM

    Student Council members are bringing back an STM tradition from the '90s to help stock St. Joseph's Diner for the Thanksgiving holidays. The food will be picked up at 10:00am this morning. There will also be a Two-Can Volleyball Tournament: · When: 12:10 p.m., Friday, November 19 ... more »
  • Food for Seniors Pickup Change in St. Martin Parish

    October 15, 2010 6:18 PM

    St. Martin Parish "Food for Seniors" pickup has been changed from October 27 to October 20th. The time and the place of the pickup will remain the same. Food for Seniors is a branch of Catholic Charities. This affects Breaux Bridge, Arnaudville, Cecilia and Henderson, St. Martinville and Coteau Homes.
  • $2 Million to Food Scientists to use Marketing Tricks to Encourage Kids to Pick Healthy Over Junk

    October 12, 2010 12:35 PM

    Federal officials are turning to psychology in a new approach to get kids to choose healthier foods in the school lunch line. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving $2 million to food behavior scientists to use marketing tricks to encourage kids to pick fruits and veggies over cookies... more »
  • Newt Gingrich Branding GOP as "Party For Paychecks"

    October 6, 2010 6:12 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is advising Republican candidates to frame the choice for voters between Democrats as "the party of food stamps" while selling the GOP as "the party for paychecks." With a month before the election, Gingrich brought his branding effort to Minnesota on... more »
  • Remembering Alesi

    October 5, 2010 7:32 PM

    Family, friends and customers are mourning the loss of a Lafayette pizza pioneer. Mariano "Mike" Alesi passed away Monday night at the age of 90. He leaves behind a long legacy of Italian cuisine, as the owner and founder of Alesi's Pizza House. "I'm not just saying this because... more »
  • Federal Food Regulators Ponder Over Genetically Modified Salmon

    September 20, 2010 2:01 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal food regulators pondered Monday whether to say, for the first time, that it's OK to market a genetically engineered animal as safe for people to eat. The Food and Drug Administration is holding two days of hearings on a request to market genetically modified salmon. Ron... more »
  • Second Harvest Food Bank-Hunger Action Month Kick Off

    August 31, 2010 11:19 AM

    Community leaders Second Harvest Food Bank member agency representatives and others gathered August 31 to reflect on the achievements of the greater Lafayette community and Second Harvest Food Bank in the five years following Hurricane Rita, and share the outlook for the fight against hunger in south Louisiana. Second Harvest... more »
  • State worker pleads guilty in disaster food case

    August 19, 2010 9:33 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 50-year-old woman accused of fraudulently obtaining and using disaster in a lot of trouble. Conand friends after hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike, has pleaded guilty to two counts of theft of government money. Teresa Hawkins, of Baldwin, is the former parish manager of the... more »
  • 4 Plead Guilty in Disaster Food Stamp Cases

    August 17, 2010 7:19 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -Four former state employees have pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to disaster food stamp fraud. U.S. District Judge Richard Haik accepted guilty pleas Monday from 46-year-old Angela Gray of New Iberia; 46-year-old Edie Harrison of New Iberia; 54-year-old Paula Bell of Baldwin; and 41-year-old... more »
  • State Workers Charged With Theft of More than $50,000 in Food Stamp Benefits

    August 11, 2010 11:18 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A sixth defendant has pleaded guilty in the federal government's ongoing investigation into disaster food stamp fraud. Dorothy Reedom, who had worked for the Department of Social Services' Office of Family Support in St. Mary Parish, pleaded guilty Monday to theft of public money, property or... more »
  • Shrimp season to start, but is it safe to eat?

    August 10, 2010 7:25 PM

    Captain Cherie Broussard unloads her boat full of chilled shrimp. She and her crew just came back from Southwest Pass. Her reputation and livlihood is on the line if any contaminated shrimp are found. "People are scared," Broussard said. "If they feed it to their family, their family will... more »
  • Crabs provide evidence that oil is tainting Gulf food

    August 9, 2010 9:05 PM

    BARATARIA, La. (AP) - To assess how heavy a blow the BP oil spill has dealt the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are closely watching a staple of the seafood industry and primary indicator of the ecosystem's health: the blue crab. Weeks ago, before engineers pumped in mud and cement to... more »
  • Crabs Provide Evidence Oil Tainting Gulf Food Web

    August 9, 2010 8:59 AM

    BARATARIA, La. (AP) - To assess how heavy a blow the BP oil spill has dealt the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are closely watching a staple of the seafood industry and primary indicator of the ecosystem's health: the blue crab. Weeks ago, before engineers pumped in mud and cement to... more »
  • Food Stamps Online Application Now Available

    July 30, 2010 12:52 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that Louisianians can now apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) and other forms of assistance online. "Louisianians can now apply for, complete a verification interview and receive benefits without stepping into a DCFS office," said Ruth Johnson, DCFS... more »
  • Food Given to Oil Spill Victims

    July 27, 2010 6:54 AM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - Feed the Children is teaming up with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton to help 2,800 families affected by the BP oil spill. Payton and some of his fellow Saints coaches, as well as country music artist Sammy Kershaw, were scheduled to be in Venice on... more »
  • Prepare by Pre-Applying Online for Disaster Food Stamps

    July 23, 2010 11:36 AM

    With Tropical Storm Bonnie expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico later today, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging residents to prepare by pre-applying online for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (DSNAP), formerly called Disaster Food Stamps. "Hurricane season is well underway, and this... more »
  • Fishing Families Turn to Fast Food, 'Grind Meats'

    July 19, 2010 7:11 AM

    POINTE A LA HACHE, La. (AP) - For thousands who count on the Gulf of Mexico to feed their families, what once seemed like a never-ending, free buffet of shrimp, crabs, oysters and fish is off-limits. Even though BP PLC has at least temporarily stopped the oil leak that had... more »
  • Scientist Say Gulf Spill Altering Food Web

    July 14, 2010 6:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Scientists are reporting early signs that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is altering the marine food web by killing or tainting some creatures and spurring the growth of others more suited to a fouled environment. Near the spill site, researchers have documented a massive die-off... more »
  • Food Bank Needs Donations

    July 11, 2010 5:21 PM

    Second Harvest Food Bank is asking for your support to help thousands affected by the crude disaster. The food bank estimates more than 47-thousand households may eventually need assistance because of the disaster. If you'd like to help, you can drop off non-perishable canned goods at 215 West Pinhook... more »
  • Chefs and Food Stars: Stop Worrying About Gulf Of Mexico Seafood

    June 28, 2010 3:40 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - They are James Beard award winners, Food Network stars, Top Chef consultants, and providers of some of some of the most prized dishes in the country, and they had a single message - stop worrying about Gulf of Mexico seafood, and buy it. The chefs... more »
  • New Rule: La. Food Aid Won't Count BP Payments

    May 13, 2010 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Social Services says oil spill payments from BP PLC won't count as income for deciding who can get food cards and other cash-based aid programs. The department says that business accounts also won't count as assets. The rule is designed to... more »
  • 3 Plead in Food Stamp Case

    May 13, 2010 9:30 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The former director of the St. Mary Parish 911 district and two former state employees have pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges. Marich Anderson, the former 911 director, and the two former state employees admitted to using fraudulently obtained disaster food stamp cards for purchases in... more »
  • New Food Stamp Rules for Those Affected By Spill

    May 12, 2010 2:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In an effort to aid fishermen and shrimpers affected by the oil spill, the Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) issued an emergency rule today revising what income and assets can be counted to determine eligibility for the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known... more »
  • Ex-state Worker Pleads Guilty

    May 12, 2010 10:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former state social service worker has pleaded guilty in connection with a federal food stamp fraud investigation that has resulted in charges against 13 people. Andrea Broussard admitted Wednesday in Lafayette to fraudulently obtaining $345 in federal disaster assistance in 2005 after hurricanes Katrina and... more »
  • Bach Lunch 2010 line-up

    February 19, 2010 11:57 AM

    The Lafayette Science Museum Foundation is pleased to announce its spring Bach Lunch 2010 season line-up. Bach Lunch, on-going for 22 years now, is the popular free lunch hour series featuring different musicians performing form Noon to 1pm. Lunches are available for purchases from local restaurants on a first-come-first-serve basis... more »
  • Heart Month: Grocery Shop Right

    February 1, 2010 1:25 PM

    Proper food shopping is one of the most important ways to get heart healthy. February 1st kicks off heart month, so KATC started out by learning how to get the right groceries from Heart Hospital dietitian Claudia Neef. Firstly, shop in the right order. Spend the majority of time... more »
  • Saints Party Food: The Essentials

    January 23, 2010 6:29 PM

    Talking with local food expert "Cajun" Karl Breaux, we find out the "must haves" for any game-watching party. Breaux narrows it down to three categories: drinks, snacks, and main course. We find out the most important thing at any party ARE the people with whom you watch the... more »
  • Cajun Foods Legend dies at age of 83

    January 6, 2010 1:28 PM

    Opelousas, Louisiana - Eula M. Savoie, founder and President of Savoie's Sausage and Food Products Inc. of Opelousas, La., died January 6, 2010. Born Aug. 13, 1926, "Miss Eula," as she was known to employees, friends and business associates, entered the business world when she and her husband purchased... more »
  • Cinderella's Holiday Dining

    December 1, 2009 9:24 AM

    The Children's Theatre Company presents CINDERELLA'S HOLIDAY DINING this Saturday, December 5 at 10:00AM & 3:00PM. Children will dine with Cinderella and a cast of storybook friends to include: Beauty and the Beast, Captain Hook, Snow White, the Little Mermaid, Tinkerbelle, Peter Pan, and Jasmine. The cost is $25.00 a... more »
  • 2 men plead guilty in drive-thru killing

    December 1, 2009 8:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two men have pleaded guilty for their roles as accessories in the 2008 shooting death of a Burger King manager. Meanwhile, the trial of the accused shooter was reset Monday for March 29. Trent Isiah Mitchel and Davientray Lee Breaux pleaded guilty on Monday to accessory... more »
  • Food banks go high-tech to help

    November 30, 2009 9:14 AM

    SEATTLE (AP) - Food banks are known for providing a helping hand to those who need it. But these days, those community pantries are getting a helping hand from technology. Food banks are taking advantage of things like databases, bar coding, GPS tracking and automated warehouses as they share their... more »
  • Lafayette Christmas Food Drive

    November 27, 2009 12:01 PM

    Nov. 27, 2009 - With just a few weeks remaining in the Spirit of Christmas Food Drive, more donations are needed to help the 16,000 families targeted to receive assistance this year. The food drive ends Dec. 22 in most areas. "Donations have been coming in steadily, but we... more »
  • OGHS staff makes donation to men's shelter

    November 25, 2009 2:37 PM

    The Opelousas General Health System Environmental Services Department made a food donation to the Lighthouse Mission of Opelousas today, just in time for Thanksgiving. Garland Roberts, Director of the ES Department said Wednesday, "By giving, we are able to show our thanks and appreciation for the blessings in our lives.... more »
  • It's always gumbo weather for Rita Fontenot

    November 24, 2009 3:09 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - They say truckers know where the really good food is. And at least one truckstop gumbo is a definite winner. The chicken and sausage gumbo that Rita Fontenot simmers at King's Truck Stop in Port Barre was named tops in its category at the Soiree Royale... more »
  • Roto-Rooter Braces for 'Cloggiest Day of the Year'

    November 24, 2009 10:14 AM

    The Day After Thanksgiving is Busiest of the Year for Plumbers Cincinnati, OH - The day after Thanksgiving is the single busiest day of the year for Roto-Rooter's residential plumbers. Big holiday meal preparation and cleanup mean lots of grease and food go down the kitchen drain into the... more »
  • High food demand, Low Supply

    November 24, 2009 8:52 AM

    One in every eight Louisianans can't afford to put food on their table. With the holidays upon us, those individuals are looking for help more than ever and so are the organizations that can make that happen. Second Harvest Food Bank statewide will provide almost 4 million fewer meals... more »
  • Cut Thanksgiving Calories

    November 23, 2009 1:56 PM

    Thanksgiving is a day to eat, but if you are trying to watch your weight or manage health issues, it can be a struggle. Turkey, a main part of Thanksgiving, is healthy because of its high amount of protein and low amount of fat. However, the method by which... more »
  • Property Buzz: St. Joseph's Diner

    November 23, 2009 9:17 AM

    Renovations are underway on a 90-year-old building in Lafayette north. An old façade is getting a face-lift. The old Boustany department store will soon be the new home of the Saint Joseph's Diner--a pantry serving up meals for Lafayette's homeless, getting an upgrade from their current facility just up the... more »
  • Newspapers needed for animal center

    November 18, 2009 11:32 AM

    The Lafayette Animal Control Center is in need of many items, especially with the cooler months ahead of us, however, old newspapers or towels for their four-legged residents would be much appreciated. If you or someone you know is capable of donating or maybe interested in adopting an animal... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Food Stamp Fraud Arrests

    November 16, 2009 6:32 PM

    More than a dozen people are indicted in a food stamp fraud case in St. Mary and Iberia Parishes. The suspects are accused of food stamp fraud following hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. The total amount in question is $50,000. More indictments are expected in this continuing... more »
  • Red Kettle Volunteers Needed

    November 12, 2009 11:42 AM

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Corps of The Salvation Army needs volunteers in the Lafayette, La. area this holiday season for its annual Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign collects funds to support local charitable services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for... more »
  • Dorian Driscoll: Want to talk Turkey!

    November 11, 2009 4:09 PM

    Some stuff about stuffing: 1)stuff just before roasting 2) be sure internal temp. of meat reaches 180 degress F and center of stuffing reaches 165 degrees before removing from the oven 3) never cook stuffed poultry in the microwave oven 4) refrigerate leftover poultry and stuffing separately. S-L-O-W...D-O-W-N many of... more »
  • LARC Benefits from School Food Drive

    November 5, 2009 2:58 PM

    The Acadiana High's National Honor Society club held its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive and chose to donate all that was collected to LARC's cafeteria, The St. Anne's Knights of Columbus Cafeteria. Pictured left to right: LARC Development Director Susan Nini, Club Treasurer Alex Bacque, Club President Jenna... more »
  • Food collection for the needy in Lafayette

    October 30, 2009 2:02 PM

    Delhomme Funeral Home and Sts. Leo Seton Catholic School will be joining forces for the month of November to collect food for the needy in Lafayette. Throughout November, people can drop of non-perishable food items at either Lafayette location. Please call Daniel at 235-9449 for more details.
  • Department outlines policy for food program

    October 27, 2009 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana State Department of Education, Division of Nutrition Assistance, has announced its administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), in accordance with Federal Law and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy. All participants in attendance will be offered the... more »
  • Weekend Rundown: October 23, 2009

    October 23, 2009 7:55 AM

    The 4th Annual Jeep Jaunt gets rolling Sunday morning at Celebrity Theatres in Broussard. The 35-mile, police escorted ride takes off at 9:30. For a unique wine tasting experience with cuisine from local chefs, head to Hilliard University Museum this weekend. The Acadiana Wine and Food Festival will offer elegant... more »
  • LRA selects 2009 Restaurant Legends Award recipient

    October 20, 2009 12:08 PM

    METAIRIE, La.-The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) is pleased to name Boubekeur Aliouche of Café Vermilionville in Lafayette as a 2009 recipient of the Restaurant Legends Award. The Restaurant Legends Award recognizes the long-term dedication of employees who make up the backbone of the restaurant industry, with 20 or more... more »
  • Ragin' Cajun's get cooking for Homecoming

    October 19, 2009 8:08 AM

    The Alumni Association hosts the 2009 homecoming kickoff party today (October 19). Everyone is invited to the Alumni Center at 5pm to enjoy free food, drinks, music and to support the Cajuns. UL takes on Florida Atlantic this Saturday (October 24) for homecoming 2009. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.... more »
  • World Gumbo Cookoff in New Iberia

    October 8, 2009 1:55 PM

    The 20th Annual World Championship Gumbo Cookoff is this weekend in New Iberia. The town and the competitors have been busy getting ready. Last year's winners, Ricky Armentor and his cousins, have been preparing all week long. They have been competing in the event for the past 5... more »
  • Welcome to Shanghai Moon, Lafayette's first upscale Chinese Bistro and Bar

    October 8, 2009 10:03 AM

    Lafayette, LA - October 7, 2009 - Shanghai Moon, Lafayette's first upscale Chinese Bistro and Bar officially opened their doors last Friday. Fueled by a passion for hospitality and Asian cuisine, veteran restauranteur Brandon Lee has amassed a team of chefs from across the world that possess more than 100... more »
  • Taste of Acadiana

    September 28, 2009 9:46 AM

    5th Annual Taste of Acadiana Fundraiser October 14, 2009 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Parc International Downtown 337-993-3354 Taste of Acadiana consists of several restaurants in the Acadiana area who will participate and bring food for our guests to taste. Net proceeds will benefit the Acadiana Apartment Association and the... more »
  • Chick-Fil-A Sandwich Giveaway

    September 7, 2009 8:57 AM

    Chick-Fil-A is kicking off the 2009 college football season with a FREE chicken sandwich giveaway. Today (Monday, September 7th), from 10:30am to 8pm, customers can visit any participating restaurant wearing their favorite sports-related apparel to receive a free Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich. This includes any article of clothing with... more »

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