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Tuesday, April 17, 2007 

Share Our Strength...Sharing the Knowledge

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, many businesses closed in the Gulf Coast, including those that provide food critical to those in need. The New Orleans Food and Farm Network recognized that in order for people to return to the city, they needed access to food, but finding food was an enormous challenge.

With a $15,000 grant from Share Our Strength, the New Orleans Food and Farm Network created the Neighborhood Food Access Map, a project that identifies where to find food from grocery stores, farmers’ markets, restaurants and emergency kitchens. The maps, posted in New Orleans neighborhoods and distributed to community organizations where residents can easily find them, have been such a huge success that an online mapping tool has been added to make it even easier for people to access the information.

Learn more about Share Our Strength’s ongoing efforts to support relief in the Gulf Coast.

An NPR story on the lack of SuperMarkets in the Big Easy.

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