South Louisiana Area Food Banks Accepting Donations

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Aug 26, 2016
BATON ROUGE, LA -- Recent flood damage in south Louisiana did not discriminate as even those whose mission it is to help others were effected.  The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank suffered major flood damage, including loss of half a million pounds of food and their delivery trucks.  The Food Bank serves 90,000 unique visitors per year in an 11-parish area.

 

Executive Director of the Louisiana Food Bank Association (LFBA) David A. Coffman said, "The food bank here in Baton Rouge has already set up a temporary facility at 13122 Choctaw Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806."  Coffman suggests those wishing to donate food, please email disasterfood@brfoodbank.org to coordinate deliveries to one of our partner agencies to accelerate distribution.

According to Coffman, "In Lafayette, Second Harvest Food Bank at 215 East Pinhook Road is also taking donations.  They have several food distributions throughout the Acadiana area and folks in need can call their helpline at 855-392-9338."

LFBA has been working tirelessly for the past few weeks to respond to the August floods and says cash donations are the most needed resource right now as they enable quick and effective response to changing needs in effected communities.  
 

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