215 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Directions To Agency: The LFCL is situated between Canal Ave. and the bayou on Jeff Davis Pkwy.
Primary Phone: 504.304.8442
Name: Tom Zolot
Agency type: Non Profit
Agency hours:9:00am-5:00pm M-F
Beginning date for service:04/25/2011
Agency carries worker's compensation insurance.
Agency has a need for additional volunteers.
The LFCL needs students and volunteers to meet with clients, create publication materials, write a monthly newsletter, assist with administrative work, research pertinent topics, and write grants.
The LFCL strives to create an environment that corresponds to the organization's values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. The LFCL tries to encourage all participants to become actively engaged in the running of the organization and welcomes volunteers and interns to share new ideas and suggestions.
The Latino Farmers Cooperative of Louisiana (LFCL) formed in February of 2008 as a community driven response to poverty and hunger in New Orleans’ rapidly expanding Latino population. The LFCL seeks to increase food security and improve the quality of life for members of the Latino Community in the Greater New Orleans area through urban agricultural programs that increase access to healthy and affordable food. LFCL also promotes economic growth within the community by hosting programs that educate and empower at-risk Latinos to engage in their own agricultural entrepreneurship, thereby providing their families with a source of both food and economic stability. LFCL’s current programming helps emerging urban farmers, growers, and consumers to improve their own access to nutritious, affordable, and culturally appropriate foods, ameliorate food security in neighborhoods that lack full-service food stores, generate marketing practices that create more beneficial links between farmers and consumers, promote local and ecologically sound food production and distribution, and foster and develop social and economic justice. LFCL works to organize an integrated community food system where food is a way to better the social and economic life of the community, to enrich the environment, and to improve human welfare. The goals are simple: to put in place a comprehensive set of self-help programs that 1) meet the food needs of low income Latino families; 2) increase nutritional and economic independence among the target population; and 3) promote comprehensive responses to food, farm, and nutrition issues. This type of programming will help to improve understanding of food security issues among the target population and to utilize the self-help food initiatives as means to empower families and improve their nutrition knowledge, resources, and diets.
Members of the Board of Directors of LFCL are committed to excellence in pursuing the LFCL’s mission. We value honesty and integrity as minimum guidelines for our conduct. The LFCL is based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity.
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