Facing Hunger at a Time of Higher Food and Gas Prices

Giving back in whatever way you can is a powerful thing. For Tandy Bennett, it has been a motto she has always tried to live by. A resident of Chinquapin, LA, Tandy began volunteering at the Head of Island Food Pantry over 20 years ago following the passing of her... Read Facing Hunger at a Time of Higher Food and Gas Prices's Story

Local High School Students Host Food and Fundraiser for Food Bank

This week, Catholic High School and St. Joseph’s Academy begin their traditional annual competition. During this weeklong challenge, students from both schools collect points in multiple categories. The winner of Challenge Week is determined by the school that finishes with the most points.   One such competition category is the canned... Read Local High School Students Host Food and Fundraiser for Food Bank's Story

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 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