The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
We have served the hungry in our 11 parish service area for nearly 30 years
There are more than 130 agenciesto which the Food Bank provides food, completely free of charge
In 2013, we distributed more than 9.6 million meal
Each dollar donated provides the equivalent of 5 meals for the Food Bank
We operate efficiently. Our administrative costs are just under 4 percent of our total operating budget
The Food Bank relies on community support. Last year, more than 2,616 volunteers donated time equivalent to roughly 13 full-time employees
The Food Bank has a service area where 17 percent of the population is at or below the poverty line
The Food Bank is an affiliate of Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks and food rescue organizations
Parishes We Serve
East Baton Rouge
West Baton Rouge
How Can You Help?
Donate funds. Financial donations are a great way to assist in ongoing hunger relief efforts. Visit our Donate page to learn more about current donation programs.
Donate food. Food drives are fundamental in hunger relief. Any organization can host a food drive. Visit our Food Drive page to learn more about donating food to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Volunteer. Volunteers are the heart and spirit of the Food Bank. Typical tasks include sorting and separating donated food, assisting with special events and office duties, and helping with collection barrels. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, please visit our Volunteer page.