No Kid Hungry relies on key partners to enact positive change in Louisiana

No Kid Hungry Louisiana is a public-private coalition working to ensure no kid will grow up hungry. Together we are ending childhood hunger in Louisiana by ensuring every child has healthy food every day.

Our Partners

The Mission of Feeding Louisiana is to be a unified voice for Louisiana’s hungry by providing short-term food relief while seeking long-term solutions to hunger through advocacy, education, and leadership.

Feeding Louisiana was created by the five regional food banks within the state to support their collaborative efforts to accomplish statewide policy, advocacy, and food and fund raising objectives.

The NORD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds to support the activities of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission.


The Louisiana Budget Project (LBP) monitors and reports on public policy and how it affects Louisiana’s low- to moderate-income families. We believe that the lives of Louisianans can be improved through profound change in public policy, brought about by:

·       creating a deeper understanding of the state budget and budget-related issues

·       looking at the big picture of how the budget impacts citizens

·       encouraging citizens to be vocal about budget issues that are important to them

·       providing insight and leadership to drive the policy debate

LBP was formed in 2006 as an initiative of the  Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and became a stand-alone organization in 2013. LBP is a member of the State Priorities Partnership, a network of state-level policy organizations coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.


The Partnership unites voices to improve the well-being of children through public policy advocacy, communications and the promotion of evidence-based programming.

Louisiana Believes is the state’s comprehensive plan to ensure every Louisiana student is on track to a college degree or a professional career.

In April 2015, LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center partnered with the Louisiana Department of Education’s Division of Nutrition Support to launch the Louisiana Fit Kids project.


Just as participation in USDA child nutrition programs is associated with increased academic performance, the Louisiana Fit Kids project aims to strengthen our state’s child nutrition programs to help bolster academic achievement and children’s success through a variety of key initiatives:

  • Support schools in Louisiana in implementing the updated meal patterns and nutrition standards set by the HHFKA, which include:
    • Ensuring students are offered fruits and vegetables every day
    • Substantially increasing offerings of whole grain-rich foods
    • Offering only fat-free or low-fat milk varieties
    • Ensuring proper portion sizes are served
    • Increasing the focus on reducing saturated fat, trans fat and sodium
  • Develop an interactive Louisiana Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs website.
  • Generate an assessment of Louisiana schools to determine training needs and technical assistance requirements, which will help set priorities for future action and will help allocate resources where they are most needed.
  • Assist with implementation of Professional Standards requirements for school nutrition professionals who operate and manage the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.
  • Create materials and offer on-site trainings on a variety of child nutrition topics.
  • Help schools identify food items that meet Smart Snacks criteria.
  • Guide schools to create, update and revise wellness plans as required by the HHFKA.
  • Lead schools to successfully apply for awards under the HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC:SL).

We work for dairy farmers – building understanding around dairy as a healthy, beneficial, everyday food choice; connecting the role of the dairy farmer to American tables; and driving an increase in dairy consumption.



Fresh Food Factor is an official program of Volunteers of America and currently serves over 10,000 students by providing over 2.5 million healthy meals and snacks each year. We take great pride in implementing our joint mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle through fresh food and providing jobs for our associates who are interested in pursuing a rewarding career in the food industry. We are committed to our local presence by enriching the community we serve and delivering value for our clients.

The Healthy School Food Collaborative works with schools and community organizations by helping to provide access to healthy and nutritious meals free of charge to students and participants. Our food service operations team manages the set up, implementation, distribution and administrative functions for school food and child nutrition programs, after school snack and supper programs and summer feeding programs when school is not in session. We partner with experienced food vendors to produce and deliver healthy food to your students and community.