New Partnerships with Regional Hospitals Extending Food Bank Services

Feeding the food insecure is more than providing food, it is providing wellness, nourishment and strength. Here at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, our goal is to distribute and promote healthy food to those in need in our community. When people don’t have enough food or have to choose... Read New Partnerships with Regional Hospitals Extending Food Bank Services's Story

New Data Shows Louisiana #1 in Child Hunger

COVID-19 has presented many challenges for our community and your Food Bank. More children are opening bare pantries while their parents struggle to recover from financial hardships caused by the pandemic. Seniors are facing higher electricity bills and prescription costs while having to pay for groceries they can already barely... Read New Data Shows Louisiana #1 in Child Hunger's Story

Pandemic Taking Toll on Local Families

Meet Lisa Sparks, a client of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Program in Pierre Part, Louisiana. Lisa had never received assistance from the Food Bank or other government programs before the pandemic. Still, she and her family were forced to make some tough choices as the virus... Read Pandemic Taking Toll on Local Families's Story

Ida Disaster Response Ways to Help and Resources

Hurricane Ida has caused catastrophic damage across the Southeastern Louisiana coast, leaving thousands of families without food, water, and shelter. On top of the already unprecedented need for emergency food assistance caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Hurricane Ida has left thousands more families in Louisiana struggling to keep food on... Read Ida Disaster Response Ways to Help and Resources's Story

Disaster Response Distribution in East Baton Rouge Parish – Baker, LA

Many of our fellow community members are missing meals due to the impact of Hurricane Ida. The Food Bank held a distribution on Monday, September 6, 2021 in response to this disaster. This distribution was hosted at Advantage Charter Academy with help from the City of Baker, Council Member Cleve... Read Disaster Response Distribution in East Baton Rouge Parish – Baker, LA's Story

Ida Disaster Response Volunteers Urgently Needed

The Food Bank is in disaster recovery mode and are faced with an urgent need for volunteers in our sort and repack room. We are working non-stop to fill the staggering increase in need for food assistance. We have two sort and repack volunteer shifts each weekday and two on... Read Ida Disaster Response Volunteers Urgently Needed's Story

Apple Nachos Recipe

This summer, our Nutrition Services team is sharing fun summer snacks for kids! Gather your favorite apples and toppings to make this simple and healthy treat. Apple Nachos make a great snack that everyone can enjoy! Ingredients Apples – we used Gala Nut butter – we used peanut butter Chocolate... Read Apple Nachos Recipe's Story

Cucumber Sushi Rolls Recipe

This summer, our Nutrition Services team is sharing fun summer snacks for kids! These Cucumber Sushi Rolls are a great way to serve veggies, it’s like a sandwich but with cucumber instead of bread! Ingredients 1 cucumber 2 slices of cheese – we used swiss 2 slices of deli meat... Read Cucumber Sushi Rolls Recipe's Story

Fruit Pizza Bites Recipe

This summer, our Nutrition Services team is sharing fun summer snacks for kids! This easy to make recipe is fresh, fruity and comes together in minutes. Fruit Pizza Bites make a great treat for everyone to enjoy! Ingredients Graham crackers ½ cup softened cream cheese 3 tbsp honey Diced kiwi,... Read Fruit Pizza Bites Recipe's Story

National Eat Your Vegetables Day

June 17th is National Eat Your Vegetables Day! Good nutrition is important for good health, 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... Read National Eat Your Vegetables Day's Story