Food insecurity impacts people from all walks of life—especially those who may not be able to afford a computer or broadband internet at home despite living in a digital world. Because mobile phones are easy to obtain, mobile apps have become an important avenue for providing information to individuals in need.
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank with the support of b1BANK has launched an app to increase access to food resources for those who may only have a cell phone. The app provides information on how to apply for SNAP benefits, upcoming mobile food distributions, resources for agencies and how to apply to become an agency. The Mobile App also provides a direct link to resources for food and programs, as well as information on volunteering, donating, and events.
“The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank recognizes the importance and value of immediate access to urgent and evolving information,” said Mike Manning, President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. “With underwriting provided by our incredible community partners at b1BANK, we are excited to announce the launch of our Mobile App, a new and innovative platform for important updates and resources. Depending on the settings you choose, the Mobile App can send notifications and alerts about information useful to you.”
“We think every day about how we might better utilize technology to make our banking activities more effective. We ought to be thinking the same way about supporting the most vulnerable in our community, and we are proud to partner with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank as they make this kind of high impact investment,” said Jude Melville, president and CEO of b1BANK. “The financial support b1BANK provided to develop and launch the new mobile app is an extension of the close relationship we have developed with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank over the years through hands-on volunteer efforts in the warehouse, food distribution sites, and other activities in the Capital Area. We look forward to using the app to coordinate our volunteer efforts this year.”
Registering for volunteer opportunities through the mobile app is also much easier and more convenient with total access to your volunteer history on the go. You can also find information on how the Food Bank is fighting hunger in the community and make donations right through the app to support those experiencing food insecurity.