Study Shows Louisiana Leads Country in Food Insecure Children and More

Many children in Louisiana are struggling more than ever to find a source for their next meal. In addition to this harsh reality, a study released by Feeding America states Louisiana leads the country with 24.6% of children who are food insecure. From this study, it is evident in the... Read Study Shows Louisiana Leads Country in Food Insecure Children and More's Story

CARES Act Update and Explanation

Learn how the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economy Security Act), can empower you to support nonprofits during COVID-19 with its new, financially beneficial tax laws. The impact of this pandemic is affecting many of our seniors, children and low-income families. Read below our summaries of the CARES Act.... Read CARES Act Update and Explanation's Story

LSU AgCenter Conducts Survey on Food Insecurity

Food insecurity continues to increase as a result of COVID-19. There has been an increased number of those in need in our community as many families are experiencing temporary unemployment resulting in a loss of income. This results in some families not knowing where their next meal will come from.... Read LSU AgCenter Conducts Survey on Food Insecurity's Story

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Receives $10,000 Grant for BackPack Program

Every weekend, holiday and school vacation, hundreds of low-income children, who depend on free or reduced-price school lunches, become at risk of hunger. In response to the COVID-19 evolving situation, schools across Louisiana began to move their lessons to an online platform to keep staff and students safe. This step,... Read Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Receives $10,000 Grant for BackPack Program's Story

Senior Hunger During COVID-19

Robert Taylor’s wife was diagnosed with liver cancer last year and his family fell into a financial hardship. This 75-year-old senior attended the last Senior Grocery distribution before COVID-19. His family found a sense of relief after receiving assistance from the Food Bank, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying at... Read Senior Hunger During COVID-19's Story

Numbers of Food Insecure Increase as Inventory Levels Decrease

The operations of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank were nothing of the ordinary for the month of April. During normal operations the Food Bank serves an average of 100,000 people a year but we are now serving an average of 50,000 people in just one month. Additionally, many of... Read Numbers of Food Insecure Increase as Inventory Levels Decrease's Story

An Inside Look at How Distributions Are Being Established During COVID-19

As the need increases in our service area, the Food Bank is finding new ways to distribute food directly to those in need. Under normal operations, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is run as a warehouse facility. We solicit, procure, inventory and warehouse donated food and other products through... Read An Inside Look at How Distributions Are Being Established During COVID-19's Story

“Banking on BR” benefits the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Update 6/1/2020: Thanks to The Guaranty Foundation, GMFS Mortgage and Baton Rouge community members, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank can provide up to 375,228 members to those in need. With a donation of $125,076, these two organizations and the Baton Rouge community provide a vital resource for our organization during the... Read “Banking on BR” benefits the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank's Story

Understanding the COVID-19 Impact to Your Food Bank

As many of you are aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been rapidly affecting the United States. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person with symptoms including cough, fever and shortness of breath. These symptoms can show up within one to 14 days of exposure to... Read Understanding the COVID-19 Impact to Your Food Bank's Story

National Guard Responds to Food Bank Service Needs

With the evolving COVID-19 situation, the need for our services has increased as well as our need for volunteers. However, we are seeing a decrease in the number of volunteers at the Food Bank due to an abundance of safety from our community. Our President and CEO, Mike Manning, made... Read National Guard Responds to Food Bank Service Needs's Story