Hunger in Louisiana

Map the Meal Gap

  • According to the USDA, 1 in 6 Louisiana households with more than 784,000 family members struggle to put food on the table. 
  • One-in-Twenty households report skipping meals because they don’t have enough money for food.
  • In Louisiana, 23% of seniors, nearly one-in-four, face the threat of hunger. This ranks Louisiana as the second worst state for senior hunger.
  • Feeding America estimates that 1 in 4 Louisiana children live in households that are food insecure. In several rural parishes one-third of children are food insecure.