Local High School Students Host Food and Fundraiser for Food Bank

This week, Catholic High School and St. Joseph’s Academy begin their traditional annual competition. During this weeklong challenge, students from both schools collect points in multiple categories. The winner of Challenge Week is determined by the school that finishes with the most points.   One such competition category is the canned... Read Local High School Students Host Food and Fundraiser for Food Bank's Story

Closing the Loop of Hunger

Everyone is an artist. Some use numbers in a spreadsheet, some creatively solve problems, and some paint on walls like muralist Ellen Ogden. You may have seen her work in regional Trader Joe’s stores or perhaps somewhere in or around Baton Rouge. No matter where you find her vibrant artwork,... Read Closing the Loop of Hunger's Story

Increasing Information Accessibility

According to the United State Census Bureau, 8.3% of the people in West Feliciana Parish and as many as 20.2% of the people in Pointe Coupee Parish ages 65 or younger live with a disability. Little information is available in accessible formats, and many communication needs of people with disabilities... Read Increasing Information Accessibility's Story

Black History Month – Food Innovators & Pioneers

We celebrate Black History Month by honoring and recognizing pioneers in the food industry and their achievements in innovation.  While working in a Pittsburgh hotel, Alfred L. Cralle noticed ice cream servers having difficulty scooping ice cream with one hand and holding the cone in the other. His invention kept... Read Black History Month – Food Innovators & Pioneers's Story

FOOD BANK APP TO GREATLY EXPAND SERVICES

Food insecurity impacts people from all walks of life—especially those who may not be able to afford a computer or broadband internet at home despite living in a digital world. Because mobile phones are easy to obtain, mobile apps have become an important avenue for providing information to individuals in... Read FOOD BANK APP TO GREATLY EXPAND SERVICES's Story

FIGHTING HUNGER: DIFFERENT WAYS TO GIVE

While we always accept gifts of food and funds throughout the year, there are some unique ways you can donate to the Food Bank that will help support our mission. Below are a few different ways to give.   Gift of Cash: The Cares Act of 2020 permits individuals who... Read FIGHTING HUNGER: DIFFERENT WAYS TO GIVE's Story

FIGHTING HUNGER IN 2022: BIG CHALLENGES AHEAD

2021 has been a difficult year on many fronts for both businesses and families, and we have faced those same challenges here at your Food Bank. We have seen disruptions in the supply chain due to low inventory and increased demand has forced higher food prices. To make matters worse,... Read FIGHTING HUNGER IN 2022: BIG CHALLENGES AHEAD's Story

Food Bank Elects New Board Officers & Members

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is pleased to announce that its board of directors has elected new officers and also welcomed eight new board members. Leading our board is newly elected chairperson, John “Chip” Coulter of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. Mike Crawford of Taylor, Porter,... Read Food Bank Elects New Board Officers & Members's Story

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