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

New Grant Funding Helps the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Rescue More Food From Local Grocers

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank received a $1 million grant from Walmart Foundation and Feeding America®, part of a continuing, multi-year partnership to strengthen food banks and agency partners in rural communities and communities of color disproportionately affected by food insecurity. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will use... Read New Grant Funding Helps the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Rescue More Food From Local Grocers's Story

Baton Rouge Zoo’s Zoo Lights Returns this Holiday Season

Celebrate the holidays at Zoo Lights, a community event hosted by BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. Stroll down a mile-long trail featuring over 50 illuminated displays of various animals and traditional holiday figures. For the sixth year, the Baton Rouge Zoo is partnering with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to... Read Baton Rouge Zoo’s Zoo Lights Returns this Holiday Season's Story

Purchase a Holiday Red Bag to Feed a Local Family

This holiday season, Associated Grocers and Coca-Cola are teaming up with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to sell Red Bags. Shoppers can purchase pre-packed, red Coca-Cola bags for $10 at Associated Grocers grocery stores to donate a holiday meal to the Food Bank. The bag contains everything except a... Read Purchase a Holiday Red Bag to Feed a Local Family's Story

Fleet Focus: Driving Miles and Creating Smiles

You have probably seen the fleet of Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank trucks on the roads with the giant red bread slice and images of happy children and families. The trucks represent the hope for a brighter future and the joyous appreciation so many food-insecure families have for the meals... Read Fleet Focus: Driving Miles and Creating Smiles's Story

Hunger Action Month Wrap-up

During the month of September, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank celebrated Hunger Action Month. Hunger Action Month is a nationwide initiative to raise awareness on the issue of hunger and to encourage others to take part in fighting it. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank participated in multiple events... Read Hunger Action Month Wrap-up's Story

The Food Bank Receives $450,000 from Healthy Blue’s Affiliated Foundation to Continue ‘Food is Medicine’ Program

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank announced that it has been awarded a $450,000 grant from Healthy Blue Louisiana’s affiliated Foundation to continue and expand the ‘Food is Medicine’ program. This landmark funding will amplify collaborative efforts between Healthy Blue, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and the partnering healthcare... Read The Food Bank Receives $450,000 from Healthy Blue’s Affiliated Foundation to Continue ‘Food is Medicine’ Program's Story

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank CEO Selected to FEMA Regional Advisory Council

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank announced today that Mike Manning, President, and CEO, will be joining the Regional Advisory Council for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 6. Council members consist of representatives of state, local, and tribal governments along with non-profit leaders who advise FEMA on emergency... Read Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank CEO Selected to FEMA Regional Advisory Council's Story

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Accepting Bids for CACFP Program

Program (CACFP) for the 2023-2024 school year. Sealed bids must be received by the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, 10600 South Choctaw Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70815, by October 19, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Information and specifications may be obtained on the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s website at brfoodbank.org.... Read Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Accepting Bids for CACFP Program's Story