- What is a Food Bank?
- Where is the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank?
- What is the mailing address for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank?
- What are the hours of Food Bank?
- What is Feeding America?
- How can I get help for me or a friend?
- How can I help the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank?
- How do I donate funds to the Food Bank?
- How do I donate food the the Food Bank?
- How do I host a food drive?
- What kind of food should I donate?
- How do I volunteer?
- What do volunteers do at the Food Bank?
- What is a Barrel Buddy?
- How do I sponsor an event?
- What is the Food Bank’s service area?
- What is a service area?
- What is a member agency?
- How to become a member agency?
What is a Food Bank?
A nonprofit organization which solicits, procures, inventories, and warehouses donated food and other products. This food is then distributed to a variety of community agencies such as pantries, meal sites, homes, shelters, and soup kitchens which serve the people in need.
Where is the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank?
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is located at5546 Choctaw Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-2996
What are the hours of Food Bank?
Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
What is Feeding America?
Feeding America, formaly known as America’s Second Harvest, is a network of food banks across the United States. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and follows its rules and regulations.
How can I get help for me or a friend?
Contact the United Way 2-1-1 Help line at (225) 923-2114 or toll free at (877) 923-2114. Trained counselors assist callers by linking them to agencies in their community that can fulfill their particular need.
How can I help the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank?
How do I donate funds to the Food Bank?
How do I donate food to the Food Bank?
How do I host a food drive?
What kind of food can I donate?
Most anything that you find in your pantry are items that can be donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Nonperishable food items like canned vegetables, canned soups, dried beans, canned meats, rice, pasta, peanut butter, flour, corn meal, etc.
How do I volunteer?
Contact Bonnie Bordelon, Volunteer Coordinator, at (225) 359-9940 ext 200 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a day to volunteer.
What do volunteers do at the Food Bank?
Volunteers can do many different tasks such as sort donated food items or work in the warehouse. Volunteers also help with special events, computer work, mailings, writing, and assist with office duties . You can also be a Barrel Buddy.
What is a Barrel Buddy?
How do I sponsor an event?
Contact the Public Relations/Special Events Coordinator by email at email@example.com or by phone at (225) 359-9940 ext. 220 to talk about sponsoring an event.
What is the Food Bank’s service area?
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank services 11 parishes in Louisiana: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, and a satellite distribution center in Tangipahoa Parish (Our Daily Bread (Hammond, LA)).
What is a service area?
A service area is a geographical region that a food bank serves. In the case of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, our service area is 11 parishes (or counties) with a satelite distribution center in Tangipahoa Parish. Your donations go directly to support the hungry in this area.
What is a member agency?
Member Agencies are the links between the Food Bank and the hungry people we feed. A food bank serves as a collection and warehousing center. We procure, purchase, sort, and distribute the food to our agencies (churches, meal sites, soup kitchens, shelters, group homes, emergency services, etc.). Agencies interact with each person in need to ensure they receive the necessary support.
How to become a member agency?
To become a member agency an organization must be a nonprofit with an established meal or distribution program. All applicable member agencies must fill out a Member Agency Application and be approved by the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s Board of Directors.
Click here to learn about becoming a member agency.