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A $3.5 million capital funding campaign was announced by the Food Bank of Central Louisiana as the organization launched a year-long celebration of its 25th Anniversary.

"September marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of this Food Bank," said Todd St. Romain of Mansura and Food Bank Board Chairman. ”Thanks to the generosity and hard work of thousands of people over the last quarter century, the Food Bank has accepted and distributed more than 115 million pounds of food. We celebrate all those who have worked so hard through the years to help our friends and neighbors who struggle to put food on the table."

"The fight to turn hunger into hope takes a historic turn," said St. Romain. "We are proud to announce a $3.5 million campaign to add new tools in our fight to feed those in need.”
According to Campaign Committee Member, Brooks Harris of Alexandria, the campaign serves to add much needed space and the right type of space to the Food Bank's facility.

"We are turning away more than a million pounds of donated goods each year because we do not have enough space," said Harris. “And specifically, freezer and cooler space. The renovation and expansion will greatly enhance our ability to more effectively and efficiently acquire, process, warehouse and distribute more food annually."

For more information about the Capital Campaign, please click here or call the Food Bank. Anyone wishing to be a donor to the campaign are encouraged to contact Food Bank of Central Louisiana Development Director, Linda Hutson at (318)445-2773 or e-mail at lhutson@fbcenla.org.
25th Anniversary
In September 2014, the Food Bank of Central Louisiana commemorates 25 years of service. Over the past 25 years, the Food Bank of Central Louisiana distributed more than 115 million pounds of food to those in need in our community, with an average wholesale value of more than $197.8 million.

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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 2014 Newsletter
This month, the Food Bank of Central Louisiana commemorates 25 years of service. Over the past 25 years, the Food Bank of Central Louisiana distributed more than 115 million pounds of food to those in need in our community, with an average wholesale value of more than $197.8 million.

The concept of food banking began in the late 1960s in Phoenix, Arizona, when John van Hengel decided to set up a warehouse to store donated food products for a local soup kitchen. Mr. van Hengel credited his idea to a woman with 10 children and a husband on death row who rummaged for food in bins behind grocery stores. She suggested that what was really needed.

Read our Fall 2014 newsletter "Food for Thought" (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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