As the need increases in our service area, the Food Bank is finding new ways to distribute food directly to those in need. Under normal operations, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is run as a warehouse facility. We solicit, procure, inventory and warehouse donated food and other products through food drives, food purchasing, grants and more. This food is distributed to a variety of community agencies such as pantries, meal sites, homes, shelters and soup kitchens which serve the people in need in our 11-parish service area.
With the current pandemic, many of our agencies have closed out of caution for their senior volunteers’ health. With this challenge to operations as well as the need increasing due to unemployment and school closures, we have established a temporary drive through operations process and we need the public’s help.
Interested in volunteering with the Food Bank at these off-site mobile distributions? Check out our FAQs below, then you can sign up to volunteer by clicking here. Attendees must register individually before coming on site and arrive on site by 7:00am sharp.