Almost one year after the August flood, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank celebrated the grand reopening of its administrative offices with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by a special mobile pantry food distribution in partnership with Smithfield Foods and the Baton Rouge Police Department.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank on Friday, July 28th. Local area dignitaries participated in the ribbon cutting event and a small reception in the new office space followed.
The following day, Saturday, July 29th, we held one of our largest distributions to date. This distribution was held at the Baton Rouge Police Department Headquarters. With a donation of nearly 40,000 pounds from Smithfield Foods, combined with a donation from Flowers Bakery and food from the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, we were able to distribute over 90,000 pounds of food to more than 900 households. Volunteers and officers from the police department worked continuously despite the challenging rainy weather.
Our recovery since the August flood would not be possible without the continued support of the community and your efforts to help us fight hunger.