5 Feeding America network members serve this area:


State Statistical Brief: LA

Food insecurity rate 17.1 % Child food insecurity rate 23.1 % Population 4,544,228
Poverty rate 18.1 % Child poverty rate 26.2 % Unemployment rate 7.5 %

1. Food Bank of Central Louisiana

Contact Information
Website: www.fbcenla.org
Street Address 3223 Baldwin Avenue
Alexandria, LA 71301
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Phone: 318.445.2773
Fax: 318.484.2898
Executive Director: Jayne Wright-Velez, jwrightvelez@fbcenla.org
Media Contact: Linda Hutson (Marketing and Development Coordinator), lhutson@fbcenla.org
318.445.2773
Population Served
Number of counties served: 11 Total pounds of food distributed annually: 5,019,136
Types and numbers of services agencies distributing food
Emergency: 30 Soup Kitchen: 1 Shelter: 3 Residence: 2 Day Care: 1
Multi-service: 15 Senior: 14 Rehabilitation: 5 Youth Programs: 4 Other Programs: 29
Basic programs being run (i.e. CK, KC, produce, job training)
Fresh Produce, Back Pack, Repack Bulk, Kids Cafes, Purchase Program, TEFAP, CSFP, Mobile Pantry, Nutrition Education, Food Stamps, Senior Brown Bag / Food Box Distribution, On-Site Client Pantry, Community Garden, Composting

2. Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Contact Information
Website: www.brfoodbank.org
Street Address 10600 S. Choctaw Drive
Post Office Box 45830
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
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Phone: 225.359.9940
Fax: 225.355.1445
Executive Director: Mike Manning, mike@brfoodbank.org
Media Contact: Erin Swenson (VP of Communications), erin@brfoodbank.org
225.359.9940
Population Served
Number of counties served: 11 Total pounds of food distributed annually: 9,627,251
Types and numbers of services agencies distributing food
Emergency: 79 Soup Kitchen: 4 Shelter: 3 Residence: 6 Day Care: 0
Multi-service: 3 Senior: 0 Rehabilitation: 6 Youth Programs: 2 Other Programs: 5
Basic programs being run (i.e. CK, KC, produce, job training)
Fresh Produce, Back Pack, Repack Bulk, Salvage, Purchase Program, TEFAP, Non Food Distribution, After School Snacks, Food Stamps, Senior Brown Bag / Food Box Distribution, Reclamation

3. Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

Contact Information
Website: www.fbnela.org
Street Address 4600 Central Ave
PO Box 5048
Monroe, LA 71211
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Phone: 318.322.3567
Fax: 318.322.1620
Executive Director: Richard King, mthibodaux@fbnela.org
Media Contact: Richard King (Executive Director), rking@fbnela.org
318.322.3567
Population Served
Number of counties served: 12 Total pounds of food distributed annually: 3,278,180
Types and numbers of services agencies distributing food
Emergency: 58 Soup Kitchen: 2 Shelter: 4 Residence: 5 Day Care: 2
Multi-service: 1 Senior: 3 Rehabilitation: 3 Youth Programs: 7 Other Programs: 0
Basic programs being run (i.e. CK, KC, produce, job training)
Back Pack, Purchase Program, TEFAP, Senior Brown Bag / Food Box Distribution

4. Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana

Contact Information
Website: www.no-hunger.org
Street Address 700 Edwards Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70123
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Phone: 504.734.1322
Fax: 504.733.8336
Executive Director: Natalie Jayroe, njayroe@secondharvest.org
Media Contact: Terri Kaupp (PR and Communications Specialist), tkaupp@secondharvest.org
504.729.2854
Population Served
Number of counties served: 23 Total pounds of food distributed annually: 22,284,397
Types and numbers of services agencies distributing food
Emergency: 187 Soup Kitchen: 16 Shelter: 23 Residence: 26 Day Care: 2
Multi-service: 7 Senior: 3 Rehabilitation: 0 Youth Programs: 29 Other Programs: 44
Basic programs being run (i.e. CK, KC, produce, job training)
Production Kitchen, Fresh Produce, Back Pack, Salvage, Purchase Program, TEFAP, SFSP, Other Service : Afterschool Snack Programs, Mobile Pantry, Non Food Distribution, Nutrition Education, After School Snacks, Food Stamps, Senior Brown Bag / Food Box Distribution

5. Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana

Contact Information
Website: www.foodbanknla.org
Street Address 2307 Texas Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71103
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Phone: 318.675.2400
Fax: 318.675.2440
Executive Director: Martha Marak, mmarak@foodbanknla.org
Media Contact: Amie Roberts (Development Director), aroberts@foodbanknla.org
318.675.2400 X111
Population Served
Number of counties served: 7 Total pounds of food distributed annually: 6,087,970
Types and numbers of services agencies distributing food
Emergency: 64 Soup Kitchen: 0 Shelter: 4 Residence: 5 Day Care: 7
Multi-service: 9 Senior: 1 Rehabilitation: 3 Youth Programs: 9 Other Programs: 11
Basic programs being run (i.e. CK, KC, produce, job training)
Fresh Produce, Back Pack, Kids Cafes, Salvage, Purchase Program, TEFAP, CACFP, SFSP, Mobile Pantry, Non Food Distribution, Senior Brown Bag / Food Box Distribution