Posted: Jan 14, 2014 11:46 AM
Updated: Jan 14, 2014 11:49 AM
Source: Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
BATON ROUGE - The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank cut the ribbon on its new facility Tuesday.
The new location in the Fraenkel Center at 10600 South Choctaw gives the food bank three times the square footage of its previous home.
The food bank moved from its warehouse at 5546 Choctaw over the holidays.
They had been there for 17 years.
The Fraenkel Center is the former site of Fraenkel Furniture.
The furniture store operated out of the facility for decades, opening in 1973.
Owner Albert Fraenkel says using the building for the food bank was a great opportunity. "From hunger to hope and from furniture to food, I couldn't think of a better way to put this building to use."
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank serves over 130 agencies in 11 parishes.