Lower Ninth Ward Food Access Coalition

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The Lower Ninth Ward Food Access Coalition is a project of the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development.  The group consists of Lower Ninth Ward community leaders and residents committed to addressing the food access issues of the Lower Ninth Ward, which is considered a “food desert” by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Food Action Plan

The Food Access Coalition emerged from the Food Action Planning Initiative. Through this initiative, the Coalition led efforts to create a Lower Ninth Ward Food Action Plan, which includes three food access solutions selected by community participants:

Get Involved

There are several way to get involved and support our mission.  

Contact Us

Jenga Mwendo
Food Security Coordinator
Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development
(504) 994-7745
foodsecurity@sustainthenine.org