Q: Can I receive food at the Food Bank? A: Not directly. Food is collected and warehoused at GBR Food Bank, then distributed to the 115+ member agencies we serve throughout the area – organizations such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and emergency shelters. These member agencies receive the food from the Food Bank and […]

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As a reflection of today’s economic uncertainty, many senior citizens find themselves in need of food assistance for the first time in their lives. After a lifetime of work, many seniors in our community are living on fixed incomes that make it difficult to pay for all their basic and medical needs such as groceries, […]

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The end of summer marks the beginning of the school year for students. And while some children won’t be too excited about going back to school, others are looking forward to it. To them, it means returning to a life where meals may be possible again – it signals a child’s hope for food. Enter […]

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For his 7th birthday, Antonio Thomas, II wanted to celebrate turning one year older differently than other children. While most first-graders would wish for money or toys for their birthday, Antonio only had one wish — to feed people who are less fortunate and were desperately in need of a nutritious meal. With help and […]

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In part of an ongoing series, we will be sharing thoughts and ideas on the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in a Q&A format so that you can get to know our board members better and also learn how we are working to better serve those in need. We recently sat down with our board […]

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Stand Up to Hunger

    Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation. With kids out of school, the demand for help goes up, but donations often don’t. Join us as we “Stand Up to Hunger” this summer, partnering with WAFB and Baton Rouge Physical Therapy Lake to fight food insecurity in our community. Getting involved is easy – drop […]

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At the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, we rely on donations to help make food available to those who face hunger across our 11-parish service area. But have you ever wondered what to donate? While we accept many food items, some nonperishable foods are better than others. Dr. Elizabeth Gollub, Assistant Professor at the LSU […]

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In this edition of our Q&A series, Meet our newest board member, Sarah Haneline! As a Workforce Development and Communications Specialist, she was recently chosen to represent BASF for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s Board of Directors. Welcome a-board Sarah! What are some of your hobbies?  I enjoy traveling, spending time with friends and family and playing […]

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Through generous donations, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is able to serve a variety of agencies. While most of these agencies are pantries and kitchens, some of the other agencies we serve include churches, shelters, group homes, schools and me. One of our agencies, Woods Learning Academy, is a school and childcare program, that […]

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Life is a cycle of beginnings and endings, and sometimes, things come full circle when you least expect it. Once the dust settles and the path becomes clear, it seems as if there’s always been a plan for you. For KiEtha Gage, her circle has been completed through service to others – and it’s unknowingly […]

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