Feds Feed Families 2016

Posted on: 06-10-2016

Feds Feed Families was designed to help food banks and pantries stay stocked in the summer months when the usually... More

Educate

09-01-2016 - 01:00 AM

Cook a meal with your family and teach them that healthy food matter for all of us, including those in... More

Collect your loose change

09-02-2016 - 01:00 AM

Start collecting your change. At the end of the month donate it to the Food Bank.

Check It Out

09-03-2016 - 01:00 AM

Explore our website and get acquainted with us and learn about our mission.

Share this calendar

09-04-2016 - 01:00 AM

Share this calendar on your church or work bulletin board and spread the word about hunger.

Change your Facebook profile to orange!

09-05-2016 - 01:00 AM

Change your Facebook profile picture or cover orange for the month.

Food Bank Programs

FOOD DISTRIBUTION: As the largest distributor of public and private emergency food for a seven parish area, last year we provided over 6.3 million pounds of food to more than 65,000 low income and below poverty level households in northwest Louisiana.

DISASTER RELIEF:  As a disaster responder we provide immediate assistance to our member agencies, pop-up and faith based shelters and other individuals. During the 2008 hurricane season we distributed over 800,000 pounds of food, water and supplies to disaster victims.

BACKPACK PROGRAM: Chronically hungry children are provided with a backpack of food to take home for the weekend and holidays.  Each  7 - 10 pound weekly bag includes items such as granola bars, fruit juice and pop top canned food. Contact the Food Bank for more information on the Back Pack program.

KIDS CAFÉ: A national program of Feeding America that provides hot meals and nutritional education to low-income children in already existing after-school programs. For more information contact the Food Bank.

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM: Provides nutritional breakfasts and lunches for hungry children who have no access to free food when school is not in session during the summer months. Click here for more information.

SENIOR PROGRAM: Designed to help the elderly s-t-r-e-t-c-h their food dollars, low income and home bound seniors who are 65 and older or 55 and older with a disability receive a montly box of non-perishable groceries.

MOBILE PANTRY: Provide food to rural pantry clients on a monthly basis.

KIDS IN DISTRESSED SITUATIONS (K.I.D.S.): A national program, that distributes new clothing and toys to children in need.




In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint  Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; by fax: (202) 690-7442; or by  email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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