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

The Fundamentals of Operations at the Food Bank

Did you know the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is one of few food banks in the nation that provide food to its agencies free of charge? Our agencies are made up of food pantries, group homes, soup kitchens, meal sites and shelters. In addition to agencies, distribution occurs through... Read The Fundamentals of Operations at the Food Bank's Story

New Administrative Support Volunteer Opportunity

Are you hoping to gain real world professional experience while volunteering for a great cause? At times, our administrative staff may need assistance with office related duties, such as filing, sorting, large mailings, and other duties. We have created a new volunteer opportunity designated as Administrative Support. This clerical type... Read New Administrative Support Volunteer Opportunity's Story

Increasing Our Capacity To Serve Through Expansion

As we work toward our mission to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes, it is important to note our continued growth. We must stay as productive and efficient as possible to ensure the best use of our donors’ dollars. This includes expansions, like the new cooler... Read Increasing Our Capacity To Serve Through Expansion's Story

You Are the Heart of Our Operation

Volunteers provide an essential service to feed the food insecure in our 11-parish service area. Without volunteers, we would not be able to work toward our mission. In 2020, we had 8,579 volunteers, equating to a total of 36,557 hours of volunteer work. For comparison, in 2019 we had 9,718... Read You Are the Heart of Our Operation's Story

Special Distributions Underway to Aid Working Families

At the start of the pandemic, many of our member agencies closed down, challenging us to find new and safe ways to distribute food to those in need. The Food Bank’s “drive-thru” distribution allowed minimal contact between staff, volunteers and clients to further reduce the potential risk of infection. Working... Read Special Distributions Underway to Aid Working Families's Story

Nutrition Services Goes Virtual Amid Pandemic Response

Adjusting to the “new normal” is something everyone seems to be tasked with due to the ongoing pandemic. At the Food Bank, we have adjusted to find new and safe ways to distribute food to those in need. Still, some of our other services are unable to continue in the... Read Nutrition Services Goes Virtual Amid Pandemic Response's Story

BackPack Program Update for 2021

Imagine you’re sitting at home watching tv and your stomach growls only for you to discover you have no food and no way to get food anytime soon. This circumstance is an unfortunate reality for many students in our community and the pandemic only exacerbated this problem. Our BackPack Program... Read BackPack Program Update for 2021's Story

High School Students Raise Food and Funds for Food Bank

UPDATE: Catholic High raised 46,830 pounds of food equating to 44,701 meals and St. Joseph's Academy raised 37,890 pounds of food equating to 39,864 meals. Starting this week, Catholic High School and St. Joseph's Academy are preparing for Challenge Day 2021 on Friday, March 5. Challenge Day is a longtime... Read High School Students Raise Food and Funds for Food Bank's Story