ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish School Board members continue to track money owed to the district by students and employees who have charged for meals. At Tuesday's meeting, The Town Talk reports Erma Davis, head of the district's Food and Nutrition Services, told board members that the district is... more »
As school bells ring later this month for the first day of classes, students in St. Martin Parish will be shelling out more money for school meals. The school system said the rise in prices is due to budget shortfalls, but some parents think the increase is too much.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - School cafeterias would have to hold the fries - and serve kids more whole grains, fruits and vegetables - under the government's plans for the first major nutritional overhaul of students' meals in 15 years. The Agriculture Department proposal announced Thursday applies to lunches subsidized by the... more »
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish Jail inmates have returned to a menu that includes pizza, oatmeal, vegetables, chicken and other hot meals with the recent delivery of kitchen equipment paid for by the Iberia Parish Council. Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Toby Hebert addressed the Iberia Parish... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chef John Besh's two restaurants were spared when Hurricane Katrina barreled through New Orleans five years ago, but the storm almost wiped him out anyway. Besh had just taken out a large loan to pay off his partners when the storm shut him down and sent... more »
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 »