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CAFE Meeting 06/20/23



Coalition Meeting Notes


Virtual Meeting

Discussion: Changes in SNAP to be aware of


Our guest speaker to tell us about the changes in SNAP was Renay Nutter of the Department of Children and Family Services. With Renay's support, we were able to get a better understanding of the changes that will go into effect in 2023 and 2024, and how that will affect the people that we serve.


Changes for Able-Bodied Adults without Depends (ABAWDs)

  • Adults aged 24-50 (soon to be 49) without dependents will be rolled off of SNAP regardless of income, job security, or educational status

  • Unaffected parishes (based on employment rates) are:

• . Assumption • Iberia • Richland • Tensas

• Avoyelles • Iberville . • St. Bernard . • Terrebonne

• Bienville • Jefferson • St. Helena • Union

• Catahoula • Madison • St. James • Washington

• Claiborne • Morehouse • St. John . • West Carroll

• Concordia • Orleans • St. Landry • Winn

• East Carroll • Ouachita • St. Martin

• Evangeline • Plaquemines • St. Mary

• Franklin • Pointe Coupee • Tangipahoa


  • Unfortunately, EBR, WBR, W. & E. Feliciana, and Ascension are not included in this

  • There are caveats that can be accessed by individuals if they work 30 hours a week (if they are short in those hours of work they can use volunteer hours to supplement)


Additionally, Nichola Hall of EBRSS spoke on an opportunity (see attachment below) of an event happening on Monday 7/31/23 for Employees & Retirees. CAFE is going to collaborate with Nichola's team to prepare a way for partners to participate.


 

Attendance:

Casey Phillips

Helena Williams

Traci Vincent Druilhet

Renay Nutter

Erica Smith

Nichola Hall

Caitlyn Scales

Jan Ross - Wilson Foundation

Kelli Rogers (GGH)

Pepper Roussel - One Rouge

SK Groll

Sherreta Harrison

Chiquita Briley

Christopher Splatain




Chat

14:02:45 From Helena Williams to Everyone:

Please add your name and org and email in the chat!

14:03:07 From One Rouge to Everyone:

Happy Summer Solstice! ’Tis the longest day of the year

14:04:12 From SK Groll to Everyone:

Reacted to "Happy Summer Solstic..." with ☀️

14:05:15 From Renay Nutter to Everyone:

Renay Nutter Department of Children and Family Services

14:06:10 From SK Groll to Everyone:

SK Groll, The Walls Project/Baton Roots, sk@thewallsproject.org

14:06:11 From Helena Williams to Everyone:

Decrease the number of individuals in the Capital Region experiencing food insecurity

14:06:12 From One Rouge to Everyone:

Pepper Roussel, pepper@thewallsproject.org

14:06:12 From Casey Phillips to Everyone:

Casey Phillips / The Walls Project

14:06:21 From Nichola Hall to Everyone:

Nichola Hall nhall1@ebrschools.org

14:06:25 From Traci Vincent Druilhet to Everyone:

Traci Vincent Druilhet, Traci.Druilhet@heart.org, cheftracivincent@gmail.com

14:06:29 From Renay Nutter to Everyone:

Renay's email Chiquita.Nutter.DCFS@la.gov

14:06:37 From Chiquita Briley to Everyone:

Hello Chiquita Briley, LSU AgCenter

14:07:06 From Sherreta R. Harrison to Everyone:

Sherreta R. Harrison, MetroMorphosis/One Rouge Support

14:07:06 From Kelli Rogers to Everyone:

Kelli Rogers, Geaux Get Healthy, krrogers@brla.gov

14:07:08 From Helena Williams to Everyone:

- End hunger with sustainable and equitable access to 3 healthy meals a day, every day.

- Teach to grow by providing opportunities for local, sustainable food production; promote economic development of food production and sales at all levels.

- Promote greater utilization and access to existing feeding programs; SNAP; insure people who are eligible are registered to purchase necessary healthy food.

- Promote collaboration across organizations and working groups within CAFE and OneRouge to move the needle on lasting and meaningful systems change.

14:07:09 From Erica Smith- CAUW to Everyone:

Erica Smith, Capital Area United Way, ericas@cauw.org

14:07:12 From One Rouge to Everyone:

do we really have 2 Chiquitas in 1 meeting?!?!??!

14:08:35 From Renay Nutter to Everyone:

yes Think so

14:08:41 From One Rouge to Everyone:

Reacted to "yes Think so" with ♥️

14:09:45 From One Rouge to Everyone:

Able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs)

14:14:29 From Jan Ross - Wilson Foundation to Everyone:

Are the parishes of GBR receiving ABAWD exceptions?

14:15:50 From Helena Williams to Everyone:

East / West Baton Rouge

East/West Feliciana

14:15:54 From Helena Williams to Everyone:

Ascension

14:16:07 From Helena Williams to Everyone:

Livingston

14:16:18 From Erica Smith- CAUW to Everyone:

Iberville

14:16:35 From Renay Nutter to Everyone:

• Assumption • Iberia • Richland • Tensas

• Avoyelles • Iberville • St. Bernard • Terrebonne

• Bienville • Jefferson • St. Helena • Union

• Catahoula • Madison • St. James • Washington

• Claiborne • Morehouse • St. John • West Carroll

• Concordia • Orleans • St. Landry • Winn

• East Carroll • Ouachita • St. Martin

• Evangeline • Plaquemines • St. Mary

• Franklin • Pointe Coupee • Tangipahoa

14:20:56 From Renay Nutter to Everyone:

DeAngela.Cagnolatti.DCFS@LA.GOV

14:21:25 From Casey Phillips to Helena Williams(Direct Message):

Those DCFS outreach peeps for SNAP are the perfect people to do the outreach for Digital Equity plan.

14:21:27 From Renay Nutter to Everyone:

DeAngela Cagnolatti

14:21:59 From Chiquita Briley to Everyone:

Southern University and LSU AgCenters have SNAP-ed educators that can provide nutrition education.

14:22:13 From Casey Phillips to Everyone:

Nichola, can you speak more on the upcoming Wellness Fair as a potential collaboration with CAFE partner orgs?

14:22:25 From Helena Williams to Casey Phillips(Direct Message):

Yeah, during the meeting I was thinking about how to stack the effort rather than treat it separate

14:22:36 From Casey Phillips to Helena Williams(Direct Message):

Reacted to "Yeah, during the mee..." with 🎯

14:23:51 From Traci Vincent Druilhet to Everyone:

Lauren Shelmire, GBR Food Bank SNAP enrollment, snap@brfoodbank.org (225) 287-8857

14:24:02 From Helena Williams to Everyone:

Thank you Traci

14:24:02 From Casey Phillips to Everyone:

Reacted to "Lauren Shelmire, GBR..." with 🎯

14:24:05 From Traci Vincent Druilhet to Everyone:

Reacted to "Thank you Traci" with 👍

14:24:26 From Caitlyn Scales to Everyone:

Greaux the Good

14:27:35 From Nichola Hall to Everyone:

@ Casey.....definitely will share the info... I just saw your email :)

14:27:50 From Casey Phillips to Everyone:

Reacted to "@ Casey.....definite..." with 👍

14:32:22 From Caitlyn Scales to Everyone:

Need to jump - Thank you everyone! Apologies for not being able to stay today. Thank you for the community and the thinking together!

14:32:57 From Kelli Rogers to Everyone:

I have to hop off too. Thanks everyone!!

14:35:38 From Casey Phillips to Everyone:

Nichola, let’s talk offline but utilizing people’s library cards for the ‘passport’ is a play I’ve seen work before

14:36:49 From Jan Ross - Wilson Foundation to Everyone:

I'm sorry but I must disconnect for another meeting. Thank you all for your commitment to our community. To open a can of worms: children that are depending on meals at schools, libraries and community centers, many are being cut off from 6/30 to 7/30 depending on the location. Where should families be referred?

14:37:08 From Casey Phillips to Everyone:

Reacted to "I'm sorry but I must..." with 🎯

14:39:31 From Chiquita Briley to Everyone:

Why programs end? Possibly because its at the end of the fiscal year.

14:45:07 From Sherreta R. Harrison to Everyone:

Have to take another call at 245. Thanks for this conversation!

14:45:58 From Nichola Hall to Everyone:

Thank you!

14:46:06 From SK Groll to Everyone:

Thank you!



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