Nutrition Program Spotlight: Create Better Health

In the past year, our nutrition department has expanded their programs, adding 3 new nutrition class opportunities. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank now offers a host of nutrition classes including Pick a Better Snack, Pick It. Try It. Like It., 10 Tips for Adults, Nutrition Pantry Program and Create... Read Nutrition Program Spotlight: Create Better Health's Story

How a Chance Encounter with a Food Pantry Changed Life’s Path

In everyone’s life, there are crossroads. Moments in time where we decide to choose the road less traveled, not knowing where that journey may take us. In that moment, the decision may seem rather insignificant, but over time we come to realize that it may have perhaps changed our lives... Read How a Chance Encounter with a Food Pantry Changed Life’s Path's Story

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Partners with NALC for Stamp Out Hunger 2024

On Saturday, May 11, 2024, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will partner with the National Association of Letter Carriers to host the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. The nationwide one-day food drive, with origins dating back to 1993, helps fill shelves of food banks in cities and towns across... Read Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Partners with NALC for Stamp Out Hunger 2024's Story

Mother’s Day Feature: Celebrating Mighty Moms

In 2010, Beth McCormick and Dawn Birdsong met for their regular prayer meeting with a group of friends where they were confronted with a major issue in their community - food insecurity. One of the women in attendance asked the group to pray for the children in her neighborhood because... Read Mother’s Day Feature: Celebrating Mighty Moms's Story

How Volunteering Provided a Path for Healing and Inspiration

As a long-time supporter of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Monica Gill was thrilled when her company presented her with the opportunity to volunteer at the Food Bank. Monica was familiar with the Food Bank from television ads, but her financial support began when she saw an interview with... Read How Volunteering Provided a Path for Healing and Inspiration's Story

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Accepting Bids for 2024 Summer Food Service Program

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is soliciting bids for prepacked, shelf stable meals for the 2024Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Sealed bids must be received by the Greater Baton Rouge FoodBank, 10600 South Choctaw Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70815, by May 6, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. Information and specifications... Read Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Accepting Bids for 2024 Summer Food Service Program's Story

2024 SJA vs. CHS Challenge Week

Last week, Catholic High School and St. Joseph’s Academy held their annual Challenge Day competition. The schools compete against each other in different categories throughout the week to collect points, which will determined the winning school at the end of the week. The week of Challenge Day is filled with... Read 2024 SJA vs. CHS Challenge Week's Story

New Bulk Room Machine Impact

With an economy that has been driving food costs up over the last few years, your Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank has been finding new ways to be more innovative in how we package and distribute food so that we can remain efficient with the funds we have to serve... Read New Bulk Room Machine Impact's Story

New USDA Report Shows 44% Increase in Child Food Insecurity

In October of 2023, the United States Department of Agriculture released economic research that showed alarming statistics relating to food insecurity in the United States during 2022. The research revealed this is the highest rate of food insecurity the United States has seen since 2014, with food insecurity increasing in... Read New USDA Report Shows 44% Increase in Child Food Insecurity's Story

Operational Improvements Drive Opportunities to Reach More People in Need

We are pleased to report that the funds we invested in equipment and programs last year to improve our operations is having quite an impact in our ability to reach more people who face food insecurity. This investment has resulted in improvements in key areas of the Food Bank operations,... Read Operational Improvements Drive Opportunities to Reach More People in Need's Story