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Nourishing Louisiana Americorps VISTA Program

The Nourishing Louisiana AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program, led by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul New Orleans, is a federal grant program that addresses the critical issues of food insecurity and equitable healthcare access in vulnerable communities across Southeast Louisiana.

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Nourishing Louisiana VISTA members will serve at various food distribution sites to
address these challenges by engaging in capacity building work.


Capacity building refers to tasks and activities that expand the scale, reach, efficiency, or effectiveness of programs and organizations.


Member activities can include volunteer recruitment, community engagement and outreach, partnership development and expansion, research and data evaluation, and program support, development and delivery.


VISTA members do not engage in direct services.

Program Benefits & Requirements

Click the link below to learn more about the program.


SVDP NOLA is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 VISTA Program year.

Click the link below to find out more.

Contact Information

Katy Thomassie, LMSW
Nourishing Louisiana Program Director

Natasha Smith
Nourishing Louisiana Program Coordinator

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