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The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Does Not Require Proof of Vaccinations to Receive Services

Thursday October 14, 2021

UPDATE: We have learned that the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office did not host this event.

It has been brought to the attention of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank that our likeness and image were used to promote an event hosted by the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office that took place on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Our logo was used without authorization and indicated that we were a sponsor of this event, which is unequivocally false. At this event, vaccines could be exchanged for criminal record expungement, food, and gift cards. The Food Bank was not affiliated with this event in any capacity.

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank does not require proof of vaccinations to receive services. Our organization does not support nor endorse events or actions that would create discrimination of any individual experiencing food insecurity before or after receiving service.

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that addresses the issue of food insecurity and hunger. We solicit, inventory, and distribute donated products to member agencies that directly serve people facing hard times. Our mission is to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes by providing food and educational outreach through faith-based and other community partners. With community support, we have served the food insecure in our 11-parish service area for more than 35 years. 

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