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Second Harvest Food Bank and CF Industries Foundation announce grant to improve food access in Waggaman, Louisiana

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana and the CF Industries Foundation have announced that the foundation is providing a grant of US$120 000 over three years to support Second Harvest’s programmes to improve food access in the Waggaman, Louisiana, area of Jefferson Parish.

Second Harvest will use the grant funding to support monthly Makin’ Groceries Mobile Market events near Waggaman, starting in 2024. These mobile markets, which are part of Second Harvest’s community initiative to address food deserts, bring low-cost fresh produce, meat and dairy food items to local residents. Additionally, the grant will help provide nutritious food for students experiencing food insecurity at the Waggaman-area Cherbonnier/Rillieux Elementary School.

“Second Harvest Food Bank is grateful for the opportunity to partner with the CF Industries Foundation,” said Natalie Jayroe, President and CEO of Second Harvest. This partnership will provide greater access to fresh, nutritious food for families, children, and seniors experiencing food insecurity in Waggaman and the nearby communities in Jefferson Parish.”

The CF Industries Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation founded and supported by CF Industries Holdings, Inc., the world’s largest producer of ammonia, which recently acquired an ammonia production facility located in Waggaman, Louisiana. The grant to Second Harvest is the second by the Foundation, which was formed in late 2022.

“The CF Industries Foundation is pleased to partner with the Second Harvest Food Bank to help advance their initiatives to improve food access in the Waggaman area, a goal at the heart of our Foundation’s mission,” said Sue Menzel, President, CF Industries Foundation, and Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, CF Industries Holdings, Inc. “CF Industries has a deep track record of supporting the communities where we live and work, and the CF Industries Foundation is proud to build on this long-standing commitment. We look forward to working with Second Harvest, and engaging with others near Waggaman, to make a positive difference for our neighbouring communities.”

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