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The National Association of Letter Carriers once again conduct the nation's largest one-day food drive to combat hunger. On Saturday, May 13, donations of non-perishable food were collected by letter carriers across Central Louisiana as they delivered the daily mail. We want to thank our local letter carriers, the National Association of Letter Carriers, and the US Postal Service for making this the biggest one-day drive of the year possible. 

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana received 42,676 pounds of nonperishable food items through the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation goes out to everyone who donated food, and to the Alexandria/Pineville/Marksville 932 National Association of Letter Carriers.  The Stamp out Hunger food drive is a great example of neighbors helping neighbors.


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.

Spring 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 newsletter here: Spring 2017 Newsletter

                      

 
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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