Give For Good 2016

Posted on: 04-27-2016

Give For Good is a 24 hour online giving challenge sponsored by the Community Foundation to raise unrestricted dollars for... More

Great Raft Brewing Supports the Food Bank of NWLA

Posted on: 04-27-2016

Great Raft Brewing supports the Food Bank of NW Louisiana by donating $1 for every pint purchased. Join us May... More

JOB OPENING - Summer Food Service Site Worker

Posted on: 04-18-2016

The Summer Food Program Site Worker will work at the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana and its satellite meal sites.... More

Give for Good

05-03-2016 - 01:00 AM

Donate online from the comfort of your own home.

Great Raft Brewing Fundraiser

05-11-2016 - 01:00 AM

Great Raft will donate $1 for every pint sold from 4 pm- 9 pm. Paint a bowl for $10 and it... More

Stamp Out Hunger

05-14-2016 - 01:00 AM

Leave a food donation for your mail carrier to pick up.

Food Bank Closed

05-30-2016 - 01:00 AM

Closed for the Memorial Day holiday.

Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness Dinner

06-02-2016 - 06:00 PM

Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser. More details to come.

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.




Rules for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or handicap. Any person alleging discrimination on the basis of race color, national origin, age sex, or handicap has the right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory action with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana or the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, P.O. Box 3481, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-3481, phone (225)922-1319.