The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank has a huge support system of donors, volunteers and partners that go above and beyond to help us fight hunger throughout the community and our 11-parish service area. However, we often hear people say “I want to help but I’m not sure what your food bank needs” and that’s ok – we’re here to answer that question for you!

Many people are surprised to find out all that we accept. We love receiving donations of shelf-stable items, fresh produce, water, breakfast bars, and more! Another great item to donate is cereal because it is nutritious, healthy and shelf-stable. We’ve all been taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s true. According to the Breakfast in America Survey, conducted in 2011, cereal ranks as one of the best choices for breakfast.

When we receive cereal donations at the Food Bank, we are able to distribute this product out to more than 115 of our member agencies. Our agencies send the product out those in need; many of who are families with young children and seniors who truly need nutritious meals. By distributing cereal that people can eat for breakfast, we are helping them start each day with energy and vital nutrients that they otherwise might miss.

So if you’re looking for an easy, inexpensive item to donate to the Food Bank, cereal is a great choice! By donating hot or cold cereal you are helping us help families and seniors have a happy and nutritious start to their day!

If you’re not sure which cereals are the healthiest, we’ve put together a list for you!

Cheerios
Fiber One
Special K
Quaker Oat Bran
Corn Flakes
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran
Froot Loops
Frosted Flakes
Wheaties