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  • Mortgage company donates $15,000 to local food bank

    January 25, 2017 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Local mortgage company Assurance Financial donated $15,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in December. The donation was funded in part by an annual "Jeans Fund," which allowed team members to wear casual dress attire to work in exchange for contributing to the donation. ... more »
  • Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank receives $1.4 million grant for restoration

    December 7, 2016 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank received a $1.4 million grant from FEMA to help in restoring flood-related damages. The grant reimburses expenses to dispose of debris, clean and disinfect property and equipment along with restoring refrigeration and freezing at the Choctaw Drive distribution facility damaged... more »
  • Central residents receive free Thanksgiving meals Play Video

    November 22, 2016 6:36 PM

    CENTRAL – Residents impacted by the August flood received free Thanksgiving meals Tuesday. Sherri Hedges received a dinner and said she is thankful for the meal she received at the food bank since she was not sure about what her family was going to have a holiday meal. ... more »
  • Company in Indiana donates truck loads of goods to BR food bank

    September 28, 2016 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank received truck loads of goods from a company in Indiana to help recover its food supply lost in last month's flood. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank took of about four feet of water and lost about 575,000 pounds of... more »
  • Baton Rouge food bank returns to warehouse after last month's flood Play Video

    September 14, 2016 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank lost about 600,000 pounds of food in last month's historic flood and moved to a temporary location, but now the organization is returning to its warehouse and beginning its normal operations. The food that was able to be salvaged during... more »
  • Jindals donate nearly 300 pounds of food to local food bank

    December 23, 2015 8:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal and his wife have donated nearly 300 pounds of food to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for the holidays. The food was collected from guests who were asked to bring non-perishable goods when they visited the governor's mansion. In a statement Tuesday, first lady... more »
  • Changing and Advancing Nutrition Now 5K Play Video

    May 12, 2015 9:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Spring is a great time to get up on a Saturday morning and go walk or run for a great cause. The Changing and Advancing Nutrition Now (CANN) 5k gives you the chance to do just that. This morning, Georgette Sterling and Charlene Montelaro stopped by 2une In... more »
  • Police: Food bank employee stole $3700 worth of meals Play Video

    January 22, 2015 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A driver for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is accused of stealing several thousand dollars worth of food and taking it home. Thursday, Baton Rouge Police arrested Andre Coates, 49, and charged him with felony theft. He's accused of ripping off $3,781 worth of food... more »
  • Get spooky at the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade Play Video

    October 31, 2014 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween may be today, but the haunting continues tomorrow at the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade. King Todd McCoy and Amy Seller from the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank joined John Pastorek on 2une In this morning with all the details. The parade rolls Saturday at 2:00... more »
  • Feed a Family wraps up Friday Play Video

    October 30, 2014 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ's "Feed A Family" food drive is still collecting non-perishable foods through Friday. Food bank officials said this summer has been harder than most, but so far they've collected thousands of canned goods and donations that can provide more than 200,000 meals. "We're coming off... more »

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