Engaging Young Professionals in Our Mission of Service

For decades now, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank has been blessed to have a strong base of supporters who volunteer their time, talents, and treasures to support our mission of serving the hungry across our 11-parish service area. We are truly grateful for our supporters who span generations. From... Read Engaging Young Professionals in Our Mission of Service's Story

Bulk Packaging: How It Works & Why It Matters

Companies often look for ways to do more with less. Acquiring more product at lower costs or offering more services using less resources. When it comes to distributing food, your Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is using innovation to do exactly that – acquiring thousands of pounds of bulk food... Read Bulk Packaging: How It Works & Why It Matters's Story

Stamp Out Hunger Returns

Saturday, May 13th marks the 31st anniversary and the return of America’s greatest day of giving – The National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive, presented locally by Home Bank. Letter carriers walk through the community every day, often coming face to face with a sad reality... Read Stamp Out Hunger Returns's Story

Albert Fraenkel | A Legacy of Giving Back

We at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank are heartbroken at the passing of Mr. Albert Fraenkel. He was a dedicated friend to the entire community, and he will truly be missed by everyone here at the Food Bank. As we continue to keep his family and dear friends in... Read Albert Fraenkel | A Legacy of Giving Back's Story

SJA vs. CHS Challenge Week

St. Joseph’s Academy and Catholic High School begin their traditional annual competition this week. Students from each school will compete against the opposing school to earn points. The winner of Challenge Week is determined by the school that finished with the most points which are collected throughout the week in... Read SJA vs. CHS Challenge Week's Story

Volunteer Leaders | Choosing a Life of Service to Others

  If you’ve volunteered recently at the Food Bank, you’ve likely experienced first-hand how much food can get sorted and boxed in just a short time when you have a strong team of volunteer leaders who know how to keep the product and new volunteers moving. The Greater Baton Rouge... Read Volunteer Leaders | Choosing a Life of Service to Others's Story

New Warehouse Management Software Improves Capacity to Serve

In an effort to integrate our financial and operational activities into one platform that improves reporting and data analysis, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank has migrated to a new cloud based warehouse management system with custom functions engineered specifically for the food bank industry. This new data management system... Read New Warehouse Management Software Improves Capacity to Serve's Story

Number of Users on the Rise 1 Year After Launching New Food Bank Mobile App

Just over a year ago, you may recall the release of our new Food Bank app that was designed specifically to reach families who may need food assistance through their mobile phones since many low-income families do not have access to a computer at home. So how are we doing?... Read Number of Users on the Rise 1 Year After Launching New Food Bank Mobile App's Story

Annual Holiday Food Drives a Big Success Once Again

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and the community celebrated the holiday season with ZooLights. Illuminated displays of animals and traditional holiday icons lined the milelong trail to light the way through the zoo for visitors. This was the fifth consecutive year the Zoo has partnered with the Greater Baton Rouge Food... Read Annual Holiday Food Drives a Big Success Once Again's Story

Economic Challenges Look to Strain Family Budgets in 2023

On behalf of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and the people we serve, I would like to extend our deepest appreciation and gratitude for the kindness and compassion you shared with our community in 2022. On the heels of the pandemic, families trying to recover were hit with a... Read Economic Challenges Look to Strain Family Budgets in 2023's Story