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

Mardi Gras Salsa

Laissez les bon temps rouler with this fresh Mardi Gras salsa recipe! Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups fresh pineapple 1 (15 oz.) can black beans (drained and rinsed) 1 large ripe avocado 3 Tbsp. red onion 1 jalapeno 1/3 cup fresh cilantro 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice Salt and pepper to... Read Mardi Gras Salsa's Story

Valentine’s Day Yogurt Parfait

This yogurt parfait is an easy, delicious treat to make for Valentine's Day! Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups plain Greek yogurt 1 Cup fresh strawberries 1/4 Cup granola   Directions: Assemble parfait, layer yogurt and the strawberries with their juice in a 2-Cup container. Top with granola and enjoy!

Black History Month – Food Innovators & Pioneers

We celebrate Black History Month by honoring and recognizing pioneers in the food industry and their achievements in innovation.  While working in a Pittsburgh hotel, Alfred L. Cralle noticed ice cream servers having difficulty scooping ice cream with one hand and holding the cone in the other. His invention kept... Read Black History Month – Food Innovators & Pioneers's Story

Food Bank App to Greatly Expand Services

Food insecurity impacts people from all walks of life—especially those who may not be able to afford a computer or broadband internet at home despite living in a digital world. Because mobile phones are easy to obtain, mobile apps have become an important avenue for providing information to individuals in... Read Food Bank App to Greatly Expand Services's Story


While we always accept gifts of food and funds throughout the year, there are some unique ways you can donate to the Food Bank that will help support our mission. Below are a few different ways to give.   Gift of Cash: The Cares Act of 2020 permits individuals who... Read FIGHTING HUNGER: DIFFERENT WAYS TO GIVE's Story


2021 has been a difficult year on many fronts for both businesses and families, and we have faced those same challenges here at your Food Bank. We have seen disruptions in the supply chain due to low inventory and increased demand has forced higher food prices. To make matters worse,... Read FIGHTING HUNGER IN 2022: BIG CHALLENGES AHEAD's Story

Difficult Life Choices Seniors Face Today

In her earlier years after Navy service, Debi Warren was the volunteer warehouse manager at Our Daily Bread in Hammond for seven years. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, she would make food boxes for people who had nowhere to turn to for food. Later in life, Debi would unexpectedly find herself... Read Difficult Life Choices Seniors Face Today's Story

Food Bank Elects New Board Officers & Members

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is pleased to announce that its board of directors has elected new officers and also welcomed eight new board members. Leading our board is newly elected chairperson, John “Chip” Coulter of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. Mike Crawford of Taylor, Porter,... Read Food Bank Elects New Board Officers & Members's Story