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  • September 12, 2018

    ​PUBLIC NOTICE: Fresh Food Factor Seeking Competitive Bids

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s Fresh Food Factor program is seeking formal competitive bids from broad line, fruit, vegetable and milk vendors for food ingredients. These ingredients will enable Fresh Food Factor to serve breakfast, lunch, snack and supper meals to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program, Summer Food Service Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program—using United States Department of Agriculture funding. Read the full release for bid process information.

  • August 27, 2018

    ​Rubye Noble and Voris Vigee Named to Volunteers of America’s National Board of Directors

    Volunteers of America, one of the nation’s oldest and largest human service nonprofits, has named New Orleans-area attorney and healthcare advocate Rubye Noble to a two-year term as chair of its national board of directors, effective July 1, 2018. The organization has also named southeast Louisiana nonprofit executive and community leader Voris Vigee to a two-year term on its national board, effective July 1, 2018.

  • July 2, 2018

    Rupa Jolly DDS and Christy Ross Join Board of Directors

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana welcomes new board members Christy Ross and Dr. Rupa Jolly, DDS. The 2018-2109 Board of Directors is comprised of M. Isabel Barrios; Nathan J. Junius; David Konur; Fred H. Myers; Leonard D. Simmons, Jr.; Lynn Swanson; Chuck Viator; and James M. LeBlanc, president and CEO. Board officers for the 2018-2019 term include Geoffrey C. Artigues, chair; Christy M. Howley Connois, chair-elect; Chanel Lagarde, secretary; Tod Smith, treasurer; and Wayne Baquet Jr., immediate past chair.


  • July 30, 2018

    Feeding Young Minds: Fresh Food Factor offers a healthy start to school day

    Volunteers of America’s Fresh Food Factor ensures that local schoolchildren start their school day with a healthy breakfast and lunch. Cruz is just one of the thousands of school children who enjoy nutritious meals each day to nourish their mind, body and souls.

  • July 23, 2018

    Mentor of Hope: Dominque offers unique bond with Region and Reign

    ​Dominque is a mentor with Volunteers of America’s Mentoring Children of Promise Program. The program offers mentoring services to at-risk youth and youth with a parent incarcerated. Dominque is a key figure in the lives of her mentees, Region and Reign, to help ensure they can overcome life’s struggles.

  • July 16, 2018

    Eugene’s Journey: Living Independently with Volunteers of America

    Eugene came to Volunteers of America more than 30 years ago after his mother could no longer provide him with the proper care. Thanks to our Supported Living Services Program, Eugene is able to live a full, independent life.

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