Red Bags Holiday Food Drive Help Feed Local Families

Associated Grocers and Baton Rouge Coca-Cola teamed up with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to help feed families over the holiday season through the Red Bags Holiday Food Drive. From November 22, 2021 to December 25, 2021, participating grocery stores offered red, pre-packed Coca-Cola bags filled with non-perishable food... Read Red Bags Holiday Food Drive Help Feed Local Families's Story

Continue the Holiday Tradition with BREC ZooLights

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and the community celebrated the holiday season with ZooLights. Illuminated displays of animals and traditional holiday icons lined the mile-long trail to light the way through the zoo for visitors. This was the fourth consecutive year the Zoo partnered with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank... Read Continue the Holiday Tradition with BREC ZooLights's Story

Make #GivingTuesday #FeedingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day that is dedicated to giving back. This year your generosity is more important than ever before. Help turn #GivingTuesday into #FeedingTuesday with a gift that provides meals for families in need. This year’s hardships and tough economic times will have long-lasting effects for children, families,... Read Make #GivingTuesday #FeedingTuesday's Story

Army Service to Serving through the Food Bank

Having compassion for people is what drives Cedric Dixon to serve, which he hopes to inspire in others.  Dixon began working at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in 2019. However, his passion for helping others began when he enlisted in the United States Army in 1984. Dixon’s family tradition... Read Army Service to Serving through the Food Bank's Story

Hunger Action Month Wrap-Up

The importance of this year’s Hunger Action Month was greater than expected with the landfall of Hurricane Ida on August 29, 2021. The fifth strongest to ever strike the United States, Hurricane Ida added yet more stress to families who were already experiencing food insecurity in the 11 parishes we... Read Hunger Action Month Wrap-Up's Story

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Does Not Require Proof of Vaccinations to Receive Services

UPDATE: We have learned that the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office did not host this event. It has been brought to the attention of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank that our likeness and image were used to promote an event hosted by the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s... Read The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Does Not Require Proof of Vaccinations to Receive Services's Story

Food Bank Sees Largest Disaster Response to Date

There was an immediate call to action after Hurricane Ida. On September 11, 2021, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank experienced the largest disaster response to date. The need to serve the community was at an all-time high at the Food Bank. In addition to regular operations, the Food Bank... Read Food Bank Sees Largest Disaster Response to Date's Story

Donor Match Opportunity in September

September is Hunger Action Month – a month where people all over America stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. It’s a month to spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis and dedicate ourselves to a solution. Will you... Read Donor Match Opportunity in September's Story

Farm Fresh Program Launches in Chaneyville

Good nutrition is important for good health and preventing diseases as well as healthy growth and development of children and teens. Fresh fruit and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, but unfortunately, they are not always easily accessible to those who need them. Our goal is to... Read Farm Fresh Program Launches in Chaneyville's Story

Nutrition Ranking System | Healthier Options

Without access to a healthy diet, those living in food insecure households are vulnerable to diet-related diseases, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Good nutrition is important for good health and is essential to succeeding in school, complementing medicine and battling disease for populations like children and seniors. Food... Read Nutrition Ranking System | Healthier Options's Story