Posted on: 02-27-2015
The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana has a position open for SNAP Outreach Coordinator. Please see the Job Description for... More
05-03-2015 - 03:00 PM
Please join us for a free community concert presented my Shreveport Metropolitan Concert Band.
05-05-2015 - 12:00 AM
What is Give for Good? Give for Good is a 24-hour online giving challenge led by The Community Foundation of North... More
05-10-2015 - 12:05 AM
1. Collect and bag non-perishable food items 2. Place by mailbox for letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank... More
06-04-2015 - 06:00 PM
The annual Empty Bowls Event is a Hunger Awareness Fundraising Event and is the Food Bank’s main fundraiser of the... More
What is a Food Bank?
A food bank is generally defined as a non-profit organization which solicits, procures, inventories, and warehouses donated food and other products. The most common items procured are non-perishable food items, but some unique food banks have the capacity and ability to warehouse perishable items as well. This food is then distributed to a variety of community agencies such as pantries, meal sites, homes, shelters, and soup kitchens which serve the people in need.
The major focus of food banks is not to provide food directly to individuals in need. Instead, food banks provide food to agencies in their service area that, in turn, provide food on an individual short-term need basis.
There are five food banks in Louisiana.
Food banks receive food in many different ways. Some examples are:
Public food drives
Individual food donations
Bulk purchases from your financial support
Hunters for the Hungry
Grocery store product reclamation
Corporate reclamation and redistribution centers
USDA distributed commodities
FEMA Emergency relief distributions