The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Does Not Require Proof of Vaccinations to Receive Services

UPDATE: We have learned that the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office did not host this event. It has been brought to the attention of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank that our likeness and image were used to promote an event hosted by the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s... Read The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Does Not Require Proof of Vaccinations to Receive Services's Story

Food Bank Sees Largest Disaster Response to Date

There was an immediate call to action after Hurricane Ida. On September 11, 2021, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank experienced the largest disaster response to date. The need to serve the community was at an all-time high at the Food Bank. In addition to regular operations, the Food Bank... Read Food Bank Sees Largest Disaster Response to Date's Story

Donor Match Opportunity in September

September is Hunger Action Month – a month where people all over America stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. It’s a month to spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis and dedicate ourselves to a solution. Will you... Read Donor Match Opportunity in September's Story

Farm Fresh Program Launches in Chaneyville

Good nutrition is important for good health and preventing diseases as well as healthy growth and development of children and teens. Fresh fruit and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, but unfortunately, they are not always easily accessible to those who need them. Our goal is to... Read Farm Fresh Program Launches in Chaneyville's Story

Nutrition Ranking System | Healthier Options

Without access to a healthy diet, those living in food insecure households are vulnerable to diet-related diseases, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Good nutrition is important for good health and is essential to succeeding in school, complementing medicine and battling disease for populations like children and seniors. Food... Read Nutrition Ranking System | Healthier Options's Story

New Partnerships with Regional Hospitals Extending Food Bank Services

Feeding the food insecure is more than providing food, it is providing wellness, nourishment and strength. Here at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, our goal is to distribute and promote healthy food to those in need in our community. When people don’t have enough food or have to choose... Read New Partnerships with Regional Hospitals Extending Food Bank Services's Story

New Data Shows Louisiana #1 in Child Hunger

COVID-19 has presented many challenges for our community and your Food Bank. More children are opening bare pantries while their parents struggle to recover from financial hardships caused by the pandemic. Seniors are facing higher electricity bills and prescription costs while having to pay for groceries they can already barely... Read New Data Shows Louisiana #1 in Child Hunger's Story

Ida Disaster Response Ways to Help and Resources

Hurricane Ida has caused catastrophic damage across the Southeastern Louisiana coast, leaving thousands of families without food, water, and shelter. On top of the already unprecedented need for emergency food assistance caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Hurricane Ida has left thousands more families in Louisiana struggling to keep food on... Read Ida Disaster Response Ways to Help and Resources's Story

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