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 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.
SCHOOL FOOD PANTRY: We are currently looking for sites for school food pantries. Click here for more information.