Empty Bowls 2022

When is Empty Bowls? After a two-year pandemic hiatus, we are excited to announce a new location and time for our 2022 Empty Bowls event! Empty Bowls Baton Rouge will be held Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 5 pm to 7:30 pm at the Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive. Tickets... Read Empty Bowls 2022's Story

Pounds and Meals Distributed on a Weekly Basis

Have you ever thought about how food banks receive food or how much food a food bank moves in a year, month, or week? A food bank acts as food storage and distribution hub for smaller frontline agencies such as food pantries, faith-based organizations, and more. Food banks like the... Read Pounds and Meals Distributed on a Weekly Basis's Story

Hope Builders: Leading the Way for Volunteers

Behind the scenes at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is a group of 18 incredibly special volunteers who assist nearly 11,000 other volunteers throughout each year. Each of these volunteers averages over 1,000 hours annually in our warehouse sorting and repacking food which we then distribute to more than... Read Hope Builders: Leading the Way for Volunteers's Story

Thank You to the Louisiana National Guard for Making a Tremendous Impact

In response to the COVID-19 shutdown back in March of 2020, the Louisiana Nation Guard was deployed to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to temporarily assist with preparation and distribution of emergency food boxes for families in need. What was thought to be a temporary assignment quickly turned into... Read Thank You to the Louisiana National Guard for Making a Tremendous Impact's Story

18 Million Employees Work for Companies with Matching Gift Programs

At the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, every dollar counts. Corporate employee matching gifts offer the opportunity to turn one dollar by a match-eligible employee into two, three, four, or even five dollars. Our new Double Your Donation feature on the Food Bank website provides a convenient way for you... Read 18 Million Employees Work for Companies with Matching Gift Programs's Story

On the Front Lines of Hunger: Hebron Baptist Church

Within what has long been called the 7th Ward community in Livingston Parish sits Hebron Baptist Church, established more than 180 years ago to minister to the local community. From the very beginning, the church has been about serving the spiritual and physical needs of the community, and that call... Read On the Front Lines of Hunger: Hebron Baptist Church's Story

Facing Hunger at a Time of Higher Food and Gas Prices

Giving back in whatever way you can is a powerful thing. For Tandy Bennett, it has been a motto she has always tried to live by. A resident of Chinquapin, LA, Tandy began volunteering at the Head of Island Food Pantry over 20 years ago following the passing of her... Read Facing Hunger at a Time of Higher Food and Gas Prices's Story

Local High School Students Host Food and Fundraiser for Food Bank

This week, Catholic High School and St. Joseph’s Academy begin their traditional annual competition. During this weeklong challenge, students from both schools collect points in multiple categories. The winner of Challenge Week is determined by the school that finishes with the most points.   One such competition category is the canned... Read Local High School Students Host Food and Fundraiser for Food Bank's Story

Closing the Loop of Hunger

Everyone is an artist. Some use numbers in a spreadsheet, some creatively solve problems, and some paint on walls like muralist Ellen Ogden. You may have seen her work in regional Trader Joe’s stores or perhaps somewhere in or around Baton Rouge. No matter where you find her vibrant artwork,... Read Closing the Loop of Hunger's Story

Increasing Information Accessibility

According to the United State Census Bureau, 8.3% of the people in West Feliciana Parish and as many as 20.2% of the people in Pointe Coupee Parish ages 65 or younger live with a disability. Little information is available in accessible formats, and many communication needs of people with disabilities... Read Increasing Information Accessibility's Story