The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger in Central Louisiana. We distribute food and grocery products to needy families through a network of approved charitable agencies in eleven parishes: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon and Winn.
To be eligible for food items, one must fall within the poverty levels set by the federal government. Food is channeled through more than 68 member agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other nonprofit organizations. The Food Bank distributes more than six million pounds of food to Central Louisiana each year. This is estimated to serve more than 17,000 needy people per month.
It is with the generous support of our individual and corporate donors that the Food Bank of Central Louisiana is able to serve more than 17,000 every month in our community.
For every dollar donated, the Food Bank of Central Louisiana can provide five meals to families in need. In 2007, we distributed over 6 million pounds of food to children, families, seniors in need of emergency food assistance. Each year, the Feeding America network of food banks and food-rescue organizations distributes more than 2 billion pounds of food and grocery products to support feeding programs at approximately 50,000 local charitable agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after-school programs and Kids Cafes.
Every dollar, every can of food, is one more step towards ending hunger in our community. The Food Bank of Central Louisiana would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all of those whose donations make our work possible every single day. Together, we can provide hope to hungry Americans.