As a Gold Level Community Partner for the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is able to provide more effective and efficient services to low-income households. They have integrated the SNAP Outreach and Enrollment Program, with assistance from the Walmart Foundation, with food distribution programs in urban and rural communities. As a result, they have experienced an increase in the total individuals needing application assistance (SNAP – 656 and Medicaid – 92, March 13, 2020 through June 26, 2020). They anticipate this trend to continue because Louisiana has experienced 30,000+ unemployment claims from furloughed employees.
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans will continue to make a major contribution to those in need of public assisted benefits in our communities.