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Help Fight Hunger One Plate at a Time


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.

Spring 2014 Newsletter
Right now, 1 in 6 Americans is struggling with hunger. Though we cannot tell who is hungry from the clothes people wear, the jobs they work, or the color of their skin, an apple a day can be out of reach for 49 million Americans. Nearly 15 percent of all households in the U.S. lack the access, at times, to healthful foods.

Unfortunately, Louisiana had the second-highest rate of residents who struggled to put food on the table to feed their families in 2013, a new Gallup Well-Being poll shows. Twenty-three percent of Louisianans said at least one time in 2013 they did not have enough money to buy the food they or their families needed.

Read our Spring 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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