News Center > Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans partner with local nonprofits to help families in need
For Immediate Release
NEW ORLEANS — Entergy’s utilities in Louisiana this year provided more than $200,000 to local food supplies and nonprofits to help combat food insecurity in local communities. Partner organizations helped provide thousands of families across the state with nutritious food and other basic needs.
Examples of organizations that Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans have worked with this year include:
- Abraham’s Tent Club
- Blessed to be a blessing
- Bogalusa HELP Center
- Care Aid of Sulfur
- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux
- City of Kenner food bank
- Northeast Louisiana Inc. Food Bank
- For the love of Nola Food Pantry
- umbrella organization of markets
- Mighty Mothers – Denham Springs
- Our daily bread from Tangipahoa
- salvation army
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Zion Helping Hands Inc
Hunger affects every community and community across the state, according to Feeding Louisiana. And according to Urban Footprint statistical analysis, as of 2021, one in five Louisiana residents was food insecure or struggling to get food on the table.
“Community is everything,” said Phillip May, President and CEO of Entergy Louisiana. “It’s not just a place where houses, roads and even pylons and power lines exist, but it’s the idea that people can come together, share experiences and help each other in everyday life. This is what community is about, and that’s why we’re so proud to partner with nonprofit organizations to ensure those in need in Louisiana are provided with nutritious food not just during the holidays, but year-round.”
“Louisiana has one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the country, particularly among children,” said Deanna Rodriguez, President and CEO of Entergy New Orleans. “As a Louisiana-based company and members of this community, we need to come together to find ways to help. All families should have access to healthy food all year round. That’s why we’re committed to working with our local community partners to help provide meals to vulnerable seniors, children and families across the state.”
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About Entergy Louisiana
Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electricity to more than 1 million customers in 58 communities and natural gas to more than 94,000 customers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
About Entergy New Orleans
Entergy New Orleans, LLC is an electric power and gas utility company serving the community of Orleans, Louisiana. The company supplies more than 209,000 customers with electricity and more than 110,000 customers with natural gas.
Both companies are subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged in power generation, transmission and distribution. Entergy supplies power to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest large-scale power generation fleets in the United States with approximately 30,000 megawatts of generating capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual sales of $10 billion and employs approximately 12,000 people.