Our Mission is to service short-term, unmet food needs of individuals in the greater Baton Rouge area through existing or social service providers, churches/synagogues and other organizations. This purpose is accomplished by supporting or providing services such as food distribution and educational programs.
A Food Bank is 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.
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank...
• is a non-profit organization
• provides food to more than 120 charitable agencies completely free of charge
• serves 11 parishes
• helps 7,300 people each day through the Food Bank • network
• distributed over 10.8 million pounds of food in 2007
• is aggressive in food collection; 94% of food distributed was donated
• provides 10 meals for every $1
• operates efficiently. Administrative costs are only 1.77%
• received a “Four Star Charity” rating, the highest rating possible from Charity Navigator
Parishes We Serve: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Point Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.