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Hurricane Relief and Recovery Efforts

Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those who have lost so much in the recent hurricanes and, who will be working to rebuild their lives and communities for years to come. We encourage our members to support organizations that are conducting relief and rebuilding efforts.

Below is a list of selected organizations providing food and farming related assistance to areas impacted by the hurricanes, with an emphasis on groups that will support community development and empowerment as well as immediate relief. We will add to this list in the near future and welcome your suggestions.

We also encourage you to consider signing on to a letter from the Rural Coalition urging USDA to help farmers and farmworkers impacted by the hurricane:

Special Event: "Bring It On Home" A concert to re-build the musical and farming communities in the New Orleans area sponsored by CFSC. Click here for more details.

Special Event: Grow the Green: A seed giveaway sponsored by the New Orleans Food and Farm Network to help bring back green to New Orleans neighborhoods. Click here for more details.

America's Second Harvest
Provides information on food banks and other food resources and coordinates donations.

Farm Aid Disaster Fund
Provides a variety of types of assistance to family farmers nationwide.

Federation for Southern Cooperatives
Supports family farmers and community development in the South, with a focus on African-Americans.

Food Research and Action Center
Focuses on federal food assistance programs, including timely information on hurricane relief.

Grassroots/Low-income/People of Color-led Hurricane Katrina Relief
Includes descriptions, links, and contact information for a wide diversity of organizations.

Oxfam America
Supports economic and community development efforts internationally.

People's Hurricane Relief Fund and Reconstruction Project

Statement of People's Hurricane Relief Fund and Reconstruction Project, September 15, 2005
Contact information

Rebuild New Orleans Green

Southern Empowerment Project
Provides links to community organizations working on the ground on recovery and rebuilding.

Southern Mutual Help Association
Supports community development and empowerment in poor communities in Louisiana.