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Inglewood Classic Scheduled for April 22 

Join us on April 22 at Inglewood Farm for the "Inglewood Classic 5K and Fun Run, featuring live music, horse rides, farmers market and open fire pig roast. This 5k will be a beautiful track around Historic Inglewood Plantation. Inglewood Farm is partnering with the Food Bank's Good Food Project and all proceeds will benefit the non-profit.

Registration is now open, and each runner will receive a t-shirt with their registration. The overall first place runner will receive a prize, with runners 1,2,3 in their category receiving medals.  Cost of the registration is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run. Register now at https://runsignup.com/Race/LA/Alexandria/InglewoodClassic5Kand1MileFunRun.  Registration ends at 7:30 a.m. the morning of the race. The 5k begins at 8 a.m., and the Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. 

After the race, there will be a farmers market, live music and an open-fire pig roast.  This event will celebrate our local community, raise money for the Good Food Project while combining a run with Inglewood's annual Spring Fling and Earth Day!

Open Hands Program collects food with help of local churches

The goal for the Food Bank's Open Hands program is to engage our faith based community in helping alleviate hunger in Central Louisiana.

We encourage local congregations to donate one food item per month, per household to feed the hungry in our community.

Open Hands offers local churches the opportunity to donate to those less fortunate.  Each month we will focus on a single item.  One item, per household, per month.  A schedule will be provided so the congregation will know what item to donate for the month.

For more information about the program, please contact Lori at the Food Bank of Central Louisiana at 318-445-2773 or lkendrick@fbcenla.org




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.

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Learn more about what is happening at The Food Bank of Central Louisiana in the latest issue of the Food for Thought newsletter. Read the Winter 2017 Newsletter here: 2017 FBCL Winter newsletter.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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