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Q&A with Board Member – Alicia Robertson

Wednesday July 17, 2019

In part of an ongoing series, we will be sharing thoughts and ideas on the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in a Q&A format so that you can get to know our board members better and also learn how we are working to better serve those in need. We recently sat down with board member Alicia Robertson, EVP and Chief Treasury Management of Business First Bank.

Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: Reading, any outdoor activities or projects and, of course, spending time with my family – especially my two grandchildren (the third will be here in October)!

Q: What’s one thing people may not know about you?
A: I’ve dreamed of owning my own business.

Q: Why did you decide to join the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s Board?
A: The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank has always been the non-profit organization of choice when I think about where I want to donate my time and financial support. When a current board member/friend reached out to our bank looking for a nominee to fill a seat, they chose me and I was honored. I was excited for the opportunity to get “behind the scenes” of the food bank, learn more about how it operates and find opportunities to serve in an even
more meaningful way.

Q: Why do you think the work of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is important to the community?
A: I think the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is so important because it has the presence and voice to take on the bigger hunger crisis issues on behalf of the local pantries it helps to supply, allowing them to focus on serving families in need.

Q: What excites you most about the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s future?
A: As a board member, I get a sneak peak of the future plans. It’s exciting to see how the latest in technology will play such a big part in the work of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

Q: What can the community do to fight hunger?
A: DONATE – food, time, money – DONATE

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