In response to the current COVID-19 situation, many of our agencies have closed due to the safety of their volunteers. Seniors operate a majority of our agencies are the most at-risk group for potentially catching the virus. In order to fill the void for those who depend on these agencies, we have created special distributions in those areas.
Additionally, many businesses have closed in accordance with the current Stay at Home Order, resulting in furloughs. We have created special distributions to help those in need during this time who have previously never needed our assistance but are now facing food insecurity due to a loss of income.
Find out more about how you can get help during this evolving situation below:
If you’re in need of help outside of our regular business hours, you can contact Capital Area United Way by dialing 211.
211 is a free, confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
Visit www.cauw.org/211 to search the Capital Area United Way public resource directory or text your zip code to 898-211.
The Louisiana Food Bank Association and Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) partners with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach. Our goal is to help individuals with SNAP applications. If you know anyone who is interested in this service, or if you have any questions regarding your SNAP application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.