Expanded Fleet to Bring Food to More Areas in Need
Last year alone, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank distributed 10.4 million meals across an 11-parish service area utilizing an efficient fleet of trucks and drivers who logged thousands of miles to feed those who are food insecure. Being able to add a truck to that fleet means being able to distribute more meals to thousands of families – a goal that one local grocer sees as a vital commitment to the social well-being of their community.
On June 28, 2023, representatives from the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and Albertsons Companies unveiled the newest truck in the Food Bank’s fleet: a 27-foot refrigerated truck. The completed truck was revealed at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church followed by a mobile distribution.
Through Albertsons Companies’ Recipe for Change, the company works to promote sustainable ingredients, diverse representation, zero food waste, and breaking the cycle of hunger. Albertsons Companies is a longtime supporter of the Food Bank through their Fresh Rescue program. This program allows the Food Bank to provide fresh, healthy produce to more than 100 agencies across its 11-parish service, and Albertsons Companies has always played an integral role in that program.
“Albertsons has been a tremendous partner for many years to help us feed those in need in our community with healthy, nutritious food options,” says Mike Manning, President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. “Adding a new refrigerated truck to our fleet will serve as a force-multiplier for our operation and expand our capacity to serve more agencies and distribute more meals to families who need assistance.”
“Albertsons Companies is committed to do our part to break the cycle of hunger in the areas where we operate”, said Christy Lara, Director of Public Relations & Community Relations. “It is through partnerships like the one we have with Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank that we can accomplish this work in our shared Baton Rouge communities, and we are so proud of our continuing work with Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.”