For Immediate Release

Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Receives Grant from Million Dollar Round Table Foundation

 June 22, 2017 — The MDRT Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The Food Bank serves more than 115 member agencies across 11 parishes. This donation of funds comes at a critical time as each year, the Food Bank experiences a shortage of funds and food during the summer when children are at home and do not have access to the free or reduced lunch program through local schools. In addition, seniors also face difficulty as they have less available finances for food due to elevated utility costs.

Through its global grants programs, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, the MDRT Foundation will award over $1 million in MDRT member-endorsed grants to more than 200 charitable organizations worldwide.

Representing the MDRT Foundation, Michael P. Austin, CFP, presented this grant to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank on March 23, 2017.

“The funds from this grant will help us to serve the many seniors, families and individuals in need in our service area. With summer being a difficult time for many, we are grateful to receive the support from organizations like the MDRT foundation,” said Michael G. Manning, President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

About the MDRT Foundation:

The MDRT Foundation was created in 1959 to provide MDRT members with a means to give back to their communities. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $30 million in more than 70 countries throughout the world and in all 50 U.S. states. These funds were raised by MDRT members and industry partners. For more information, visit

About MDRT:

Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, is a global, independent association of more than 49,500 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in the life insurance and financial services business. For more information, visit


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