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Hunger Action Month

Food Bank of Central Louisiana and Feeding America Network Raise Awareness of the Issue of Hunger Throughout Hunger Action Month

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana, a member the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will observe Hunger Action Month - a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger.  Hunger advocates from Central Louisiana and across the country are working together this September to shine a light on the issue of hunger and the 1 in 6 people who face hunger in America - including 61,540 here in Central Louisiana.

"One if 5 people, including 22,880 children in Central Louisiana struggle with hunger, and the Food Bank of Central Louisiana is eager to rally around Hunger Action Month as we continue to fight to solve this issue," said Jayne Wright-Velez, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Central Louisiana.  "Hunger is an issue that affects everyone - our child's classmate, an office coworker, or neighbor down the street. September is an opportunity for all hunger-relief advocates to take simple steps towards supporting those in need."

"Domestic hunger affects every community in our nation, preventing millions of families, seniors, and children from thriving," said Matt Knott, president of Feeding America. "This September we all are given a chance to come together and make a difference for those facing hunger."

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is one of 200 member Feeding America food banks, which serves every county in the United States and provides more than 3 billion meals each year to Americans in need.  

To learn how you can make a difference in our community, call the Food Bank at 445-2773.

Help Fight Hunger

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.  By purchasing this specialty plate, you are helping raise awareness of the challenge of hunger in Louisiana and supporting the work of the Louisiana Food Bank Association to solve hunger throughout the state.  The plate can be ordered online through the OMV website.

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The Food Bank has produced a video that illustrates the need our local community has for our services. We visited with some of our member affiliates and talked with a few of their clients. We also have sections on our Adopt-A-Senior program, as well as our Kids Cafe after school program and the Back Pack program.

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Learn more about Hunger Action Month and see how you can make a difference in our community.  In this issue of the Food for Thought newsletter, you can find 30 Ways in 30 Days to help fight hunger in Central Louisiana. 

Read the Fall 2015 newsletter here: Fall Newsletter 2015.pdf (PDF)                        

Did you know? Food Assistance Facts
Requests for food assistance increases Where the Food Goes Your Neighbors Need Your Help
According to the Hunger Study 2010, among programs that existed in 2006, 64% of pantries, 38% of kitchens, and 30% of shelters reported that there had been an increase in the number of clients who come to their emergency food programs sites. The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is by far the most important source of food for agencies with emergency food providers, accounting for 90% of the food distributed by pantries, 35% of the food distributed by kitchens, and 49% of the food distributed by shelters. Louisiana has one of the highest levels of food insecurity. Research directly links family food hardships to health; learning; and behavioral outcomes in children.
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