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.

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Client Network Distributions

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank acquires, inventories and warehouses donated and purchased food products. We deliver food to more than 115 agencies, completely free of charge.

Farm Fresh Healthy Food Initiative

This program is designed to provide fresh produce to agencies that may not have the capacity to store refrigerated produce consistently. Our goal is to introduce healthy foods to vulnerable communities and food deserts with limited access to affordable fruits and vegetables.

BackPack Program

The BackPack program is designed to help fill the void for children who are at risk of missing meals over the weekend and during holidays.

Senior Grocery Program

The Senior Grocery Program, which includes the Food Bank’s Adopt-A-Senior Program, provides basic, shelf-stable food once a month to qualified, at-risk seniors.

Mobile Pantry Program

Food from Mobile Pantries is distributed on a first come, first served basis and all product is free to the public. We work with the donor to select an area where there is a need as well as one of our member agencies to help with food distribution.

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SNAP Outreach

A Food Bank representative can assist with completing SNAP applications and redeterminations, reporting changes and printing SNAP budget summaries. The primary goal is to help clients with their responsibility in the application process.

PICK a better snack ™

The primary component of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s Pick a better snack™ program is a monthly nutrition education lesson delivered by a health educator. Each lesson introduces students to a new fruit or vegetable. The students learn about the fruit or vegetable in an interactive, age-appropriate manner. Please call our office at 225-359-9940 or email jordyn@brfoodbank.org to learn more.

Cooking Matters

In order to fight child hunger and poverty in America, Cooking Matters is committed to providing all children with access to healthy meals every day. Our Cooking Matters campaign here at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. Our programs teach parents and caregivers with limited food budgets to shop for and cook healthy meals – building a world where healthy eating choices are available for everyone. We would like to share more information with you about the program. Please call our office at 225-359-9940 or email jordyn@brfoodbank.org to learn more.