Walmart Foundation Awards More Than Half a Million Dollars to Louisiana Nonprofits in 2017 Louisiana

The Walmart Foundation announced it awarded $554,268 to Louisiana nonprofit organizations in 2017 as a part of its Louisiana State Giving program. The announcement was made at a “Day of Giving” event in Lafayette, Louisiana., where Walmart representatives awarded ten nonprofits with Walmart Foundation Louisiana State Giving grants totaling $469,268. During the event, Walmart thanked the nonprofits for their dedication to the state and presented funding on behalf of the Walmart Foundation so that each organization can continue or expand their work throughout Louisiana. Every year, the Walmart State Giving program looks for organizations that address the needs of the communities they serve and

Christmas Cheer Food Drive Collects 110,435 Pounds of Food

The results of the 2017 Christmas Cheer Food Drive are complete, and 110,435 pounds of non-perishable food items were collected from Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, and Vernon parish schools, according to Jayne Wright-Velez, executive director of the Food Bank of Central Louisiana. Sponsored by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and KALB-TV, 67 local schools participated in the drive to help collect food for the Food Bank of Central Louisiana. The total amount collected in Avoyelles parish was 13,051 pounds, 3,614 pounds in Grant parish, 9,746 pounds in Natchitoches parish, 58,016 pounds in Rapides parish, and 26,008 pounds in Vernon parish. The following schools led their parish

Rapides Parish Christmas Cheer Food Pick up - Monday, December 11

Due to today’s school closures, we rescheduled the pick up day for the Christmas Cheer Food Drive for Monday, December 11. Tomorrow’s (December 9) Christmas Cheer Sort Day has been canceled. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Food Bank at 318-445-2773. We appreciate your support of the Food Bank!

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