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

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

What Hunger Will Look Like In 2021

A LETTER FROM OUR CEO:  While so many of us are thankful to finally turn the page on 2020, the scars of the pandemic on many Louisiana families are still very fresh. Uncertainty still looms heavy in their hearts and minds as we continue to face COVID-19. We see this... Read What Hunger Will Look Like In 2021'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

September is Hunger Action Month

Hunger impacts people in every corner of the country, including 1 in 5 of those in our community. Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, that number may increase this year. This is why the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank joins Feeding America this September by taking part in... Read September is Hunger Action Month's Story

Our response to Hurricane Laura

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is coordinating with Feeding America to maximize their support in response to the effects Hurricane Laura has left Southwestern Louisiana. It was only four years ago we ourselves were recovering from the devastating Flood of 2016 and many Feeding America food banks came to... Read Our response to Hurricane Laura's Story

Nutritious Items for Hurricane Preparation

With the unpredictable impacts of Hurricane Laura, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank wants to ensure safety for our community. Having non-perishable food items are beneficial during uncertain circumstances. Our Nutrition Services team compiled a list of healthy food options to help you prepare for the upcoming storm: - Canned... Read Nutritious Items for Hurricane Preparation's Story

DCFS Releases LifeInCheck App for EBT Clients

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) is the electronic system that allows qualifying recipients to receive government benefits. Louisiana uses a magnetic strip card known as the Louisiana Purchase Card. A mobile app was created for clients to manage their benefits in a more efficient and convenient way. LifeInCheck EBT is the... Read DCFS Releases LifeInCheck App for EBT Clients's Story