Summer is a challenge for 1 in 5 Louisiana children who struggle with hunger. Louisiana's food banks are here to help.
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.
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.
"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.
According to the USDA, 1 in 6 Louisiana households with more than 784,000 family members struggle to put food on the table...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
More than 471,000 meals were distributed to children through the backpack program in FY 2012.