Stories from the Flood: Ashley and Brandon


When recent flooding hit Southern Louisiana, life-long residents of Baton Rouge, Ashley and Brandon lost everything they had. With seven children between the ages of 10 months and 10 years old, their lives were drastically impacted. On Friday, August 15, Ashley was running errands and preparing to send her children back to school on Monday. […]

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Flood Update


Like many others in our community, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank has been affected by the recent flooding in Southern Louisiana. We are currently in the process of cleaning, disinfecting, and refurbishing our facility at the Fraenkel Center and are operating in a temporary warehouse. As you can imagine, moving from a 170,000 square foot building to an 18,000 […]

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Disaster Response Web Portal

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Below are a number of links that will help you identify what you are looking for and ways you can help the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank during this difficult time.  

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New Tuesday Night Volunteer Opportunity

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The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is proud to announce a new volunteer opportunity. Starting in August, we will offer evening volunteer sessions every Tuesday night from 6-8. The first Tuesday of every month will be designated as our “Family Night.” Family Night gives our volunteers the opportunity to serve with younger children. Traditionally, the […]

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DIG Restaurant Week: July 11-16

DIG Magazine, along with Abita Brewing Co., and more than 50 restaurants in the Baton Rouge area are gearing up for the capital city’s Restaurant Week. Mark your calendars for Monday, July 11—Saturday, July 16 to enjoy three-course pre fixed meals at participating restaurants across the city, with prices ranging from $15 – $35 per […]

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Check Out Hunger in Stores Now


During the REDSTOCK campaign window, your Food Bank will once again team up with WAFB and BRPT Lake to bring you the REDSTOCK Check Out Hunger program. Check Out Hunger will run from June 13 – July 17. This program comes at a crucial time as every year the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank experiences a […]

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Your Food Bank Earns 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator

On June 1st, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank was awarded the highest rating from Charity Navigator and is recognized as a 4-Star Charity! With so many wonderful nonprofits in our community, there is high demand from donors for greater accountability, transparency,  and results from the charities they choose to support. Charity Navigator highlights the fine […]

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Hosts CANN 5K to Benefit Food Bank

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The Gamma Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., in partnership with the Ivy Foundation, Inc. and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, is pleased to announce our inaugural Changing and Advancing Nutrition Now (CANN) 5K Run/Walk.

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Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Unveiled Donor Wall at Open House


In December 2013, the Food Bank moved from its home of 17 years to its current location at the newly renovated Fraenkel Center. This move to the new facility would not have been possible without the significant contributions of so many. The Food Bank’s Capital Campaign Board Chair Mr. Bobby Yarborough spoke and dedicated the Donor […]

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Stamp Out Hunger Takes Over Baton Rouge on May 14

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Start collecting your cans for the 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 14, 2016, hosted by the United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers.  Last year, this nationwide one-day food drive collected over 71 million pounds of food, feeding an estimated 30 million people nationally. All food […]

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