General Info

Food Bank Facts

    • The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
    • We have served the hungry in our 11 parish service area for nearly 30 years
    • There are more than 130 agencies to which the Food Bank provides food, completely free of charge
    • In 2015, we distributed more than 8.7 million meals
    • Each dollar donated provides the equivalent of 4 meals for the Food Bank
    • We operate efficiently. Our administrative costs are just under 4 percent of our total operating budget
    • The Food Bank relies on community support. Last year, more than 2,160 volunteers donated time 
    • The Food Bank has a service area where 17 percent of the population is at or below the poverty line
    • The Food Bank is an affiliate of Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks and food rescue organizations

Parishes We Serve

    • Ascension
    • Assumption
    • East Baton Rouge
    • East Feliciana
    • Iberville
    • Livingston
    • Pointe Coupee
    • St. Helena
    • St. James
    • West Baton Rouge
    • West Feliciana

How Can You Help?

  • Donate funds. Financial donations are a great way to assist in ongoing hunger relief efforts. Visit our Donate page to learn more about current donation programs.
  • Donate food. Food drives are fundamental in hunger relief. Any organization can host a food drive. Visit our Food Drive page to learn more about donating food to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
  • Volunteer. Volunteers are the heart and spirit of the Food Bank. Typical tasks include sorting and separating donated food, assisting with special events and office duties, and helping with collection barrels. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, please visit our Volunteer page