Second Harvest Food Bank and CF Industries Foundation Announce 3-Year Grant to Improve Food Access in Waggaman, LA, Area

By: Corporate Communications
December 5, 2023


Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana (“Second Harvest”) and the CF Industries Foundation (“Foundation”) today announced that the Foundation is providing a grant of $120,000 over three years to support Second Harvest’s programs to improve food access in the Waggaman, Louisiana, area of Jefferson Parish.

Second Harvest will use the grant funding to support monthly Makin’ Groceries Mobile Market events near Waggaman, starting in 2024. These mobile markets, which are part of Second Harvest’s community initiative to address food deserts, bring low-cost fresh produce, meat and dairy food items to local residents. Additionally, the grant will help provide nutritious food for students experiencing food insecurity at the Waggaman-area Cherbonnier/Rillieux Elementary School.

“Second Harvest Food Bank is grateful for the opportunity to partner with the CF Industries Foundation,” said Natalie Jayroe, President and CEO of Second Harvest.  This partnership will provide greater access to fresh, nutritious food for families, children, and seniors experiencing food insecurity in Waggaman and the nearby communities in Jefferson Parish.”

The CF Industries Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation founded and supported by CF Industries Holdings, Inc., the world’s largest producer of ammonia, which recently acquired an ammonia production facility located in Waggaman, Louisiana. The grant to Second Harvest is the second by the Foundation, which was formed in late 2022.

“The CF Industries Foundation is pleased to partner with the Second Harvest Food Bank to help advance their initiatives to improve food access in the Waggaman area, a goal at the heart of our Foundation’s mission,” said Sue Menzel, president, CF Industries Foundation, and executive vice president, chief administrative officer, CF Industries Holdings, Inc. “CF Industries has a deep track record of supporting the communities where we live and work, and the CF Industries Foundation is proud to build on this long-standing commitment. We look forward to working with Second Harvest, and engaging with others near Waggaman, to make a positive difference for our neighboring communities.”


For more than 40 years, Second Harvest Food Bank has led the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response.  Second Harvest provides food to more than 700 partners and programs across 23 parishes, from the Mississippi border to the Texas state line. Together, we make up the largest charitable anti-hunger network in the state. With our community’s help, we can make food security a reality for every household in South Louisiana. Second Harvest Food Bank is a ministry of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, a member of Feeding America, and a United Way Partner Agency.

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The CF Industries Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation founded and supported by CF Industries Holdings, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of hydrogen and nitrogen products, to advance the company’s philanthropic goals and develop programs that further its charitable objectives. The Foundation is committed to supporting initiatives across four giving pillars: environmental sustainability, STEM education and awareness, healthy food access, and local community advancement.


At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. With our employees focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management, we are on a path to decarbonize our ammonia production network – the world’s largest – to enable green and blue hydrogen and nitrogen products for energy, fertilizer, emissions abatement and other industrial activities. Our manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy. CF Industries routinely posts investor announcements and additional information on the Company’s website at and encourages those interested in the Company to check there frequently.