Nutrition Program Spotlight: Create Better Health

In the past year, our nutrition department has expanded their programs, adding 3 new nutrition class opportunities. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank now offers a host of nutrition classes including Pick a Better Snack, Pick It. Try It. Like It., 10 Tips for Adults, Nutrition Pantry Program and Create... Read Nutrition Program Spotlight: Create Better Health's Story

Mother’s Day Feature: Celebrating Mighty Moms

In 2010, Beth McCormick and Dawn Birdsong met for their regular prayer meeting with a group of friends where they were confronted with a major issue in their community - food insecurity. One of the women in attendance asked the group to pray for the children in her neighborhood because... Read Mother’s Day Feature: Celebrating Mighty Moms's Story

How Volunteering Provided a Path for Healing and Inspiration

As a long-time supporter of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Monica Gill was thrilled when her company presented her with the opportunity to volunteer at the Food Bank. Monica was familiar with the Food Bank from television ads, but her financial support began when she saw an interview with... Read How Volunteering Provided a Path for Healing and Inspiration's Story

2024 SJA vs. CHS Challenge Week

Last week, Catholic High School and St. Joseph’s Academy held their annual Challenge Day competition. The schools compete against each other in different categories throughout the week to collect points, which will determined the winning school at the end of the week. The week of Challenge Day is filled with... Read 2024 SJA vs. CHS Challenge Week's Story

New Bulk Room Machine Impact

With an economy that has been driving food costs up over the last few years, your Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank has been finding new ways to be more innovative in how we package and distribute food so that we can remain efficient with the funds we have to serve... Read New Bulk Room Machine Impact's Story

Operational Improvements Drive Opportunities to Reach More People in Need

We are pleased to report that the funds we invested in equipment and programs last year to improve our operations is having quite an impact in our ability to reach more people who face food insecurity. This investment has resulted in improvements in key areas of the Food Bank operations,... Read Operational Improvements Drive Opportunities to Reach More People in Need's Story

Fleet Focus: Driving Miles and Creating Smiles

You have probably seen the fleet of Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank trucks on the roads with the giant red bread slice and images of happy children and families. The trucks represent the hope for a brighter future and the joyous appreciation so many food-insecure families have for the meals... Read Fleet Focus: Driving Miles and Creating Smiles's Story

Hunger Action Month Wrap-up

During the month of September, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank celebrated Hunger Action Month. Hunger Action Month is a nationwide initiative to raise awareness on the issue of hunger and to encourage others to take part in fighting it. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank participated in multiple events... Read Hunger Action Month Wrap-up's Story

Warehouse Office Expansion Sets Stage for Growth to Food Programs

This summer the Food Bank underwent some major changes to its office space. The office was recently expanded to allow for the growth of departments and create opportunities for additions to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank staff. The expansion included the addition of 12 cubicles, two offices, and a... Read Warehouse Office Expansion Sets Stage for Growth to Food Programs's Story

New Website Enhancements Eases the Way for People to Find Help

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is proud to announce the launch of a completely new website at brfoodbank.org. With a whole new look and interface designed specifically with you in mind, you can choose your experience on accessing information to find food, volunteering, and becoming a donor. Our new... Read New Website Enhancements Eases the Way for People to Find Help's Story