On Thursday, October 17, the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana will be the recipient of Whole Foods Market for 5% Day, when 5 percent of the day’s sales will be donated to the Food Bank. Whole Foods Market is located at 1380 E. 70th Street in Shreveport. If there are pantry staples you need to stock back up on before the holidays, vitamins or supplements you’ve been eyeing or it’s just time for your weekly shopping trip, we urge you to shop on October 17 to help your money work overtime to benefit the Food Bank. Some of the Food Bank team will be on hand to answer any questions and to discuss the Food Bank’s different programs.
Zombie Walk Food Drive: ZOMBIES, ZOMBIES, EVERYWHERE! The Shreveport- Bossier City Zombie Walk is a community event with the goal to both promote and benefit local charities and non-profits. Dress up like a zombie and bring non-perishable food for the Food Drive on Saturday, October 19th from 4pm to 9pm at East Bank District & Plaza, for a spine tingling event featuring loads of unique vendors, guest speakers, food drive, costume contest, live music, and door prizes! Zombies of the four-legged variety are also welcome to attend.
For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/2350851395005139/
The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana (NWLA) is accepting bids to provide At Risk Supper Meals for children through the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The Food Bank of NWLA serves approximately 500 children Monday-Friday at various after school programs in Shreveport, Bossier City and surrounding areas.
Interested vendors may obtain a copy of the Invitation to Bid and Specifications by clicking here or by contacting Marleah Walker at 318.675.2400 ext. 108. Sealed bids must be submitted by 10:00 a.m. on September 26, 2019, to the Food Bank of NWLA, 2307 Texas Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71103. Bids will be accepted via mail or hand delivered. A public bid opening will be held at 10:00 a.m. on September 26, 2019 at the same location. Contractors submitting bids must meet approval by the State of Louisiana, Department of Education to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
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: (1)mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Find the Bid Documents here: Food Bank After School Meal - CACFP Program Bid Information
30 Ways in 30 Days to Fight Hunger
1 Print this calendar and place it on your refrigerator
2 Labor Day Like the Food Bank on Facebook and Twitter
3 Host a virtual food drive asking friends and family to donate
4 Sponsor a child to receive a school year of weekend food – in the Back Pack Program
5 Schedule a tour to learn more about the Food Bank
6 Display an orange ribbon or light outside your home
7 Organize a brown bag lunch at work and donate savings to the Food Bank
8 Honor a grandparent for Grandparents Day. Give $10 online = $100 worth of food
9 Bookmark the FBNWLA website foodbanknla.org
10 Collect jars of peanut butter to donate to the Food Bank
11 Follow the Food Bank on Twitter
12 Hunger Action Day: Wear orange in observance of Hunger Action Day and KTAL: 6 Hours of Caring
13 Subscribe to the Food Bank e-newsletter at foodbanknla.org/newsletter.html
14 Host a Football Tailgate party and collect funds for the Food Bank $1=$10 food
15 Clean Out Your Freezer Day at First United Methodist Church with Hunters for the Hungry
16 Call the Food Bank to schedule a tour of the facility
17 Set up a virtual food drive with your church congregation
18 Make coffee this week at home and donate the savings to the Food Bank
19 Take the SNAP challenge. Live a day on $5
20 Organize a Food Drive at your business, school or church
21 Write your elected officials supporting funding for food bank programs
22 Share your thoughts on hunger on a paper plate and post to social media
23 Set up a recurring donation to the FBNWLA online
24 Attend the Food Bank Ground Breaking event at 9:30 am, 265 Mt. Zion Road, Shreveport
25 Volunteer at the Food Bank to sort and pack food
26 Post a hunger fact or promote the Food Bank on social media
27 Make plans to continue to support hunger relief activities in your community
28 Skip a meal and experience hunger firsthand
29 Help FIGHT Hunger! Donate at foodbanknla.org
30 Volunteer to pack Senior Food Boxes at the Food Bank
Join the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana in the fight against hunger this September! Pick one or more activities on this calendar in observance of Hunger Action Month ™ and let us know about it! Every little bit to raise awareness and funding makes a BIG impact. #HungerActionMonth