CrescentCare will receive $15,000 for a Community Health Grant from Louisiana Healthcare Connections (3 awards across the state). The proposal requested funding to support the Food For Friends program which provides a food pantry and home delivered meals to homebound individuals living with HIV, cancer patients, and other very low income/homeless individuals who have no other source of food in New Orleans.

The project is a partnership with the Sankofa Community Center in the Lower Ninth Ward to create a new pantry site and cooking classes at the Center and vouchers for fresh produce at the adjacent farmers market. This is a creative partnership project to improve the health of low income individuals in New Orleans.