• ONE PLATE AT A TIME

    Supporters of Louisiana’s food banks can help fight hunger and show their support with the “Feeding Hope” specialty license plate from the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles. The Feeding Hope specialty license plate costs $25 in addition to regular registration fees and is renewed every two years. Of the $25 fee, $21.50 goes to the Louisiana Food Bank Association.

  • UTILITY BILL OR GROCERIES

    5 days a week, volunteers at the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana sort food to be distributed throughout the 7 parishes it serves.

    Carol Waugh has been volunteering at the food bank for 5 years. Now retired, she often helps to prepare senior food boxes. She's aware that many services for seniors are being cut, so seniors are having to pay for more out of pocket.

  • DONATE WITH STATE TAXES

    Baton Rouge, LA, February 4, 2014 – Louisianans can help fight hunger when filing their 2013 state income tax returns by including a contribution to the Louisiana Food Bank Association (LFBA) on line 40 or line 11 of “Schedule D.”

    Contributions to the LFBA support the efforts of Louisiana’s five food banks to provide emergency food assistance for the more than 600,000 Louisianans.

  • FEEDING THE HUNGRY

    "By 9 a.m. on a recent Wednesday morning, the line is 30-deep at Hope Ministries' food pantry on Winbourne Avenue in Baton Rouge. Men and women of a range of ages sit on a long bench outside one of the buildings on the former church campus," Business Report contributor Maggie Heyn Richardson writes in the magazine's new cover story on the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

784,000 struggle

According to the USDA, 1 in 6 Louisiana households with more than 784,000 family members struggle to put food on the table...
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Food Insecurity

Feeding America estimates that 1 in 5 Louisiana children live in households that are food insecure. In several rural parishes one-third of children are food insecure...
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SNAP Benefits Cut

The November 2013 cut in SNAP benefits equals an estimated 41 million meals. This is more than the total amount of food provided by food banks annually...
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Welcome to the Louisiana Food Bank Association

The Louisiana Food Bank Association (LFBA) was created by the five regional food banks within the state to support their collaborative efforts
to accomplish statewide policy, advocacy, and food and fund raising objectives.

Latest News

  • Food Bank of NELA releases 2013 Figures
    The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana on Wednesday released its distribution figures for 2013, showing more than 4.5 million pounds of food distributed in the 12-parish region.
  • Run from NO to BR Honors Trevor Sims
    A dollar can go a long way, and so can a pair of running shoes. Paul Sibley decided to use both to honor a young boy whose dying wish was to feed the hungry. Sibley took the final strides toward th...
  • Help Fight Hunger One Plate at a Time
    Supporters of Louisiana’s food banks can help fight hunger and show their support with the “Feeding Hope” specialty license plate from the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles. The Feeding Hope speci...
  • Help Fight Hunger One Plate at a Time

    Supporters of Louisiana’s food banks can help fight hunger and show their support with the “Feeding Hope” specialty license plate from the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles. The Feeding Hope speci...
  • The Business of Feeding the Hungry, Baton Rouge Business Report

    "By 9 a.m. on a recent Wednesday morning, the line is 30-deep at Hope Ministries' food pantry on Winbourne Avenue in Baton Rouge. Men and women of a range of ages sit on a long bench outside one of th...
  • Fight Hunger While Filing State Taxes

    Baton Rouge, LA, February 4, 2014 – Louisianans can help fight hunger when filing their 2013 state income tax returns by including a contribution to the Louisiana Food Bank Association (LFBA) on line...

A little more about us

The Louisiana Food Bank Association

The Louisiana Food Bank Association (LFBA) was created by the five regional food banks within the state to support their collaborative efforts to accomplish statewide policy, advocacy, and food and fund raising objectives.

No One Goes Hungry

More than 48 million pounds of food distributed in FY 2012. This provides food to help prepare 37 million meals annually. Over 766 faith and community-based organizations partner with Louisiana food banks to help feed families and individuals in their communities.

Advocate for those in Need

More than 471,000 meals were distributed to children through the backpack program in FY 2012.

Our Member Food Banks

Our Partners Fighting Hunger