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

Anonymous Donor Helps Fellow Seniors In Need

If you were faced with paying your utility bill to keep the lights on, buying medicine for your chronic illness or buying food to feed your live-in grandchildren, what would you choose? As we start to approach warmer temperatures, it is important to remember the effects felt by many during... Read Anonymous Donor Helps Fellow Seniors In Need's Story

Giving Societies to Begin In 2021

We learned so much about the human spirit this year. We learned of its tremendous strength in the face of adversity and its ability to both see and be the good in our world. Through the kindness of our most committed supporters, we were reminded that Baton Rouge and our... Read Giving Societies to Begin In 2021's Story

2020 Reverse Advent Calendar

The holiday season can be a difficult time for those who are food insecure, especially for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help by donating just one non-perishable food item for the next 12 days as a part of our reverse advent calendar. Fortunately, you probably already have... Read 2020 Reverse Advent Calendar's Story

Give To Fight Hunger This Feeding Tuesday- December 1, 2020

  The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank experiencing a decrease in food, funds and time. As the holiday season approaches, everyone knows about Black Friday, Cyber Monday, even Small Business Saturday. Still, many are unaware of the global day of giving, #GivingTuesday! Giving Tuesday... Read Give To Fight Hunger This Feeding Tuesday- December 1, 2020's Story

WAFB hosts virtual food drive for Hunger Action Month

Our community is balancing so many uncertainties caused by COVID-19. WAFB and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank are asking for your help to make sure food isn't one of them. Help us stock the shelves as we move into fall by donating to WAFB’s “Food For Fall” virtual food... Read WAFB hosts virtual food drive for Hunger Action Month's Story