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 serves as a collection and warehousing center. We procure, purchase, sort, and distribute the food to our agencies (churches, mealsites, soup kitchens, shelters, group homes, emergency services, etc.). Agencies interact with each person in need to ensure they receive the necessary support directly or through our community programs that we partner with our Partner Agencies.
Our Partner Agencies are very important to our success. They are the links between the food bank and the hungry people we feed.Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank's mission is to feed the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes by providing food and educational outreach through faith-based and other community partners. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank serves Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana. Partner Agencies are located in the Food Bank's 11-parish service area
There are many ways to give to the Food Bank, whether it be in the form of food, funds or time. Every little bit helps our community. No gift or effort is too small.