Frozen Yogurt Popsicles Recipe

This summer our Nutrition Services team will be sharing fun summer snacks for kids! What better way to cool off from the summer heat than with frozen yogurt popsicles? A healthy snack for everyone to enjoy.   Ingredients 1 cup of yogurt 1 medium banana 1 cup mixed berries –... Read Frozen Yogurt Popsicles Recipe's Story

The Fundamentals of Operations at the Food Bank

Did you know the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is one of few food banks in the nation that provide food to its agencies free of charge? Our agencies are made up of food pantries, group homes, soup kitchens, meal sites and shelters. In addition to agencies, distribution occurs through... Read The Fundamentals of Operations at the Food Bank's Story

Understanding the Passion To Serve Others

Gabrielle Albi started her journey with the Food Bank in May of 2020 as a part of the Covington unit of the Louisiana National Guard (LANG). As a Louisiana Guardsman, she worked with KiEtha Gage, Programs Manager, to collect data at our pandemic specific mobile distributions. In October of 2020,... Read Understanding the Passion To Serve Others's Story

New Administrative Support Volunteer Opportunity

Are you hoping to gain real world professional experience while volunteering for a great cause? At times, our administrative staff may need assistance with office related duties, such as filing, sorting, large mailings, and other duties. We have created a new volunteer opportunity designated as Administrative Support. This clerical type... Read New Administrative Support Volunteer Opportunity's Story

Increasing Our Capacity To Serve Through Expansion

As we work toward our mission to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes, it is important to note our continued growth. We must stay as productive and efficient as possible to ensure the best use of our donors’ dollars. This includes expansions, like the new cooler... Read Increasing Our Capacity To Serve Through Expansion's Story

You Are the Heart of Our Operation

Volunteers provide an essential service to feed the food insecure in our 11-parish service area. Without volunteers, we would not be able to work toward our mission. In 2020, we had 8,579 volunteers, equating to a total of 36,557 hours of volunteer work. For comparison, in 2019 we had 9,718... Read You Are the Heart of Our Operation's Story

Special Distributions Underway to Aid Working Families

At the start of the pandemic, many of our member agencies closed down, challenging us to find new and safe ways to distribute food to those in need. The Food Bank’s “drive-thru” distribution allowed minimal contact between staff, volunteers and clients to further reduce the potential risk of infection. Working... Read Special Distributions Underway to Aid Working Families's Story

April is Senior Hunger Awareness Month

If you were faced with the choice of paying your utility bill to keep the lights on, buying medicine for your chronic illness or buying food to feed your live-in grandchildren, what would you choose? April is Senior Hunger Awareness Month – a time to raise awareness about the unique... Read April is Senior Hunger Awareness Month's Story

Nutrition Services Goes Virtual Amid Pandemic Response

Adjusting to the “new normal” is something everyone seems to be tasked with due to the ongoing pandemic. At the Food Bank, we have adjusted to find new and safe ways to distribute food to those in need. Still, some of our other services are unable to continue in the... Read Nutrition Services Goes Virtual Amid Pandemic Response's Story

EGGCELENT EASTER TREAT RECIPE

This Easter, you deserve to rest, relax, and enjoy a special treat. Every time you open your heart with a kind donation, you help provide healthy meals to families facing hunger. You make everything we do possible, and for that, we are so grateful. That is why we are sharing... Read EGGCELENT EASTER TREAT RECIPE's Story