Corporate Volunteer Spotlight: ExxonMobil

A few times throughout the year at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, our parking lot overflows with cars, the board room is packed with people, and there is an ocean of matching shirts throughout our warehouse. That’s when you know the ExxonMobil volunteer team has shown up to volunteer... Read Corporate Volunteer Spotlight: ExxonMobil's Story

How To Make Groceries Work On A Budget

It is no secret that inflation has affected many households within the United States this holiday season. More than ever, people are trying their best to make ends meet. As grocery bills rise, it is essential for families to know how to stretch the value of their dollars. “Knowing what... Read How To Make Groceries Work On A Budget's Story

Battle of the Food Banks!

Kickoff College Football Season with a Friendly Battle of the Food Banks! As both LSU and Florida State football teams prepare for their season opener against each other on September 4th in New Orleans, your respective local Food Banks have issued a Hunger Blitz Fundraising Challenge to each other to... Read Battle of the Food Banks!'s Story

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

As temperatures rise, so does the need for food assistance. This makes summertime the best time to get involved with volunteer work. Consider donating time before or after your summer vacation to help your local food bank provide meals to your neighbors in need. Food Sorting & Repacking Monday: 8:00... Read Summer Volunteer Opportunities's Story

Top 3 Things That Keep Food Banks Running

Have you ever wondered how the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank served over 16.7 million meals in 2021? Here are the top 3 things that help food banks like ours succeed. #3 Food Drives Food drives play a vital role in funding a food bank’s success. Not only do food... Read Top 3 Things That Keep Food Banks Running's Story

Rising Inflation Hitting Families Hard

It seems as if the main topic of discussion in every Louisiana workplace, home and grocery store these days revolves around the frustrations of increasing gas and food prices. The pain and stress of inflation have seemingly hit every resident of the state. And as prices rise, so does the... Read Rising Inflation Hitting Families Hard's Story

Continuous Improvement Program

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s first intern in our Continuous Improvement program recently completed his internship. Jacob Routier, a May 2022 graduate from Louisiana State University, worked alongside the operations team throughout the spring semester and delivered outstanding performance in the following areas:  Over 35 Standard Operating Procedures in... Read Continuous Improvement Program's Story

Pounds and Meals Distributed on a Weekly Basis

Have you ever thought about how food banks receive food or how much food a food bank moves in a year, month, or week? A food bank acts as food storage and distribution hub for smaller frontline agencies such as food pantries, faith-based organizations, and more. Food banks like the... Read Pounds and Meals Distributed on a Weekly Basis's Story

Thank You to the Louisiana National Guard for Making a Tremendous Impact

In response to the COVID-19 shutdown back in March of 2020, the Louisiana Nation Guard was deployed to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to temporarily assist with preparation and distribution of emergency food boxes for families in need. What was thought to be a temporary assignment quickly turned into... Read Thank You to the Louisiana National Guard for Making a Tremendous Impact's Story

18 Million Employees Work for Companies with Matching Gift Programs

At the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, every dollar counts. Corporate employee matching gifts offer the opportunity to turn one dollar by a match-eligible employee into two, three, four, or even five dollars. Our new Double Your Donation feature on the Food Bank website provides a convenient way for you... Read 18 Million Employees Work for Companies with Matching Gift Programs's Story