One of the many services the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana provides is disaster aid during difficult times. Disaster response has been a core part of our mission for 20 years. The Food Bank has a history of supporting sister food banks many times in the past following disasters.
Whether a local flood, or when the rains flooded Baton Rouge in 2016, the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana responded with food and household items.
Responding to the disaster of Hurricane Harvey was no different. Thanks to our local partners--Brookshire’s, Super 1, Bossier Sheriff’s Office, Ivan Smith Furniture, First Baptist Church School, Horseshoe Casino, Minden Chamber of Commerce, Specialist Health System, and Saia Transportation--we have already sent three 53 trucks filled with 66 pallets of water, 22 pallets of Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) and assorted foods, cleaning supplies, blankets and pet food valued at $208,800 to the Southeast Texas Food Bank in Beaumont.
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