Hunger Action Month Recap

  In the month of September 2022, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s community of supporters and volunteers participated in Hunger Action Month. Hunger Action Month is a nationally recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging community support in the fight to end hunger. This year was particularly impactful thanks to Home... Read Hunger Action Month Recap's Story

Hunger Action Month

  The month of September is nationally recognized as Hunger Action Month. Here at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, we are encouraging our community to join the fight to end hunger now more than ever during this special time. Here are some ways to give back and take action... Read Hunger Action Month's Story

Corporate Volunteer Spotlight: ExxonMobil

A few times throughout the year at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, our parking lot overflows with cars, the board room is packed with people, and there is an ocean of matching shirts throughout our warehouse. That’s when you know the ExxonMobil volunteer team has shown up to volunteer... Read Corporate Volunteer Spotlight: ExxonMobil's Story

Serving With A Purpose

Tucked away in the city of Baton Rouge stands the Datta Temple. Established in 1997 under the guidance of Sri Ganapathi Sachchidanda Swamiji, it is fully staffed by a full-time priest who is trained in the ancient ways of Hinduism as it is practiced in India. The temple was the... Read Serving With A Purpose's Story

How To Make Groceries Work On A Budget

It is no secret that inflation has affected many households within the United States this holiday season. More than ever, people are trying their best to make ends meet. As grocery bills rise, it is essential for families to know how to stretch the value of their dollars. “Knowing what... Read How To Make Groceries Work On A Budget's Story

A Bright Star Shines The Way In Assumption Parish

    The Bright Morning Star Church’s food pantry lives up to its name by acting as a guiding light for many food-insecure residents in Assumption Parish. Inside the pantry, however, holds its own star: the pantry’s director, Gwendolyn Hadrick. Since the pantry’s creation in 2019, Gwendolyn’s effervescent energy has... Read A Bright Star Shines The Way In Assumption Parish's Story

Battle of the Food Banks!

Kickoff College Football Season with a Friendly Battle of the Food Banks! As both LSU and Florida State football teams prepare for their season opener against each other on September 4th in New Orleans, your respective local Food Banks have issued a Hunger Blitz Fundraising Challenge to each other to... Read Battle of the Food Banks!'s Story

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

As temperatures rise, so does the need for food assistance. This makes summertime the best time to get involved with volunteer work. Consider donating time before or after your summer vacation to help your local food bank provide meals to your neighbors in need. Food Sorting & Repacking Monday: 8:00... Read Summer Volunteer Opportunities's Story

Top 3 Things That Keep Food Banks Running

Have you ever wondered how the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank served over 16.7 million meals in 2021? Here are the top 3 things that help food banks like ours succeed. #3 Food Drives Food drives play a vital role in funding a food bank’s success. Not only do food... Read Top 3 Things That Keep Food Banks Running's Story

Rising Inflation Hitting Families Hard

It seems as if the main topic of discussion in every Louisiana workplace, home and grocery store these days revolves around the frustrations of increasing gas and food prices. The pain and stress of inflation have seemingly hit every resident of the state. And as prices rise, so does the... Read Rising Inflation Hitting Families Hard's Story