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Good News LA: Fighting Summer Hunger (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-03-08

Duration: 00:05:13

Subjects: Poverty | Hunger | Food security


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Moller, Jan Interviewee
  • Toups, Amanda Interviewee


This segment from the March 8, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the Landry Administration’s decision to opt out of the Summer EBT program for children who receive free or reduced lunch during the school year. She interviews Jan Moller, the executive director of Invest in Louisiana, who discusses the impact of opting out of the program. St. Cyr also interviews Amanda Toups, the owner of Toups’ Meatery in New Orleans, who discusses her plan to provide free meals to children in her community during the summer months since the Summer EBT program will not be available. This segment is a part of the “Good News Louisiana” series.