How Food Banking Works
Food Banking Works! Eliminate waste and channel valuable, needed food to people in emergency situations.
Food Banks, like the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, provided a process for good stewardship of resources. They help eliminate waste and channel valuable, needed food to people in emergency situations.
A food bank develops partnerships with manufacturers, farmers, packers, processors, distributors, truckers, retailers, reclamation centers, and government.
2. Donation Outlet
A food bank provides a tax deductible, convenient and safe donation outlet for surplus items, misprints, shortfalls, seasonal items, promotional items, customer refusals, overbakes, and discontinued food items. This product is often diverted from disposals in landfills or as waste.
3. Regional Warehouse Makes Food Available
The food bank safely stores and makes product available to charities and community groups that make provide emergency food. Types of agencies would include: food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, after school programs, head start programs, and group homes.
These agencies then distribute these products to needy seniors, working poor families, people who are homeless, unemployed, at-risk children, and people in emergencies.
5. Helping Families & Individuals
Families and individuals who are economically fragile and susceptible to financial emergencies, who receive food bank goods can stretch their food dollar, and use that savings to help cover other basic needs and expenses in their household budget.
6. Stretches Dollar
Agencies who acquire their food from the food bank stretch their charity dollar by utilizing donated goods provided by food bank partners. It is a cost-effective way to stretch the charity dollar and optimize service for people in the community.