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  • 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 »
  • WBRZ Hosts Feed a Family Friday During 30th Annual Food Drive

    October 22, 2014 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Join WBRZ for Feed a Family Friday on October 24, 2014 from 5am to 1pm. at Calandro's Supermarket on Government Street. Area residents and businesses are urged to bring perishable items such as turkeys, hams, fruits or vegetables. All food donations will be delivered to less... more »
  • LSU students bag potatoes for the hungry

    April 22, 2014 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at LSU rolled out thousands of pounds of potatoes today to help deliver them to families in need of food. This year's Potato Drop brought 28,000 pounds of sweet potatoes to the campus parade grounds. Students take the potatoes, which were rejected or thrown away... more »
  • Ribbon cutting for Food Bank facility

    January 14, 2014 11:46 AM

    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... more »
  • People continue to honor inspirational 11-year-old

    December 16, 2013 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A young hero was memorialized through canned food donations Monday night. People donated canned goods to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in honor of 11-year-old Trevor Sims, who died after a battle with cancer earlier this year. He set a goal to feed the hungry before... more »
  • Bridge could be named in honor of Trevor Sims

    November 5, 2013 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Wednesday, city leaders will begin discussing honoring a deceased child by naming a bridge for him. Councilwoman Tara Wicker wants the overpass on North Boulevard between 10th and 19th to be named the Trevor Sims Memorial Bridge. Sims, 11, died from cancer in October. He was... more »
  • Feed a Family needs donations Play Video

    November 4, 2013 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ along with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and the Baton Rouge Clinic needs your help to keep food on the table for some families. The 29th Feed A Family Food Drive aims to feed the hungry and restock shelves of the Greater Baton Rouge... more »
  • Trevor Sims loses battle with cancer Play Video

    October 16, 2013 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 11-year-old who helped raise thousands of dollars and donations for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank while fighting his own battle with cancer, has passed away. Trevor Sims died this morning at his home, after spending some time in the hospital. He had battled a... more »
  • La. donates food to Oklahoma tornado survivors

    May 31, 2013 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State agriculture officials say Louisiana companies are donating food and supplies to a food bank in Oklahoma following a tornado that wiped out much of the town of Moore. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says Louisiana has received much help in the past from other parts of the... more »
  • Thousands pick up food donated in Feed a Family drive Play Video

    November 9, 2012 4:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People in need picked up food today donated to WBRZ's 28th Annual Feed a Family Food Drive. Some said they weren't sure what they would have eaten tonight without it. "There's a lot of people in this world that's homeless, and a lot of people that... more »
  • Walk helps raise money to feed those who live in "food deserts"

    November 4, 2012 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hundreds take to the streets to help stomp out hunger in Baton Rouge at Greater Baton Rouge Crop Hunger Walk to feed some of the less fortunate in the Capital City. Organizers say there are thousands in Baton Rouge who live in what's called a food desert.... more »
  • WBRZ kicks off Feed A Family 2012

    October 17, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In response to the increasing need to feed the hungry in our viewing area, WBRZ is conducting its 28th annual "Feed-A-Family" food drive. With the aid of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and the Baton Rouge Clinic, WBRZ will place food collection barrels with the... more »
  • Red Cross, food banks asking for donations

    September 7, 2012 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Red Cross chapters and food banks across Louisiana have been busy helping people out after Hurricane Isaac, and now they're asking for help as well. FEMA said the organizations are asking for donations to help replenish supplies they've used giving relief to people affected by the... more »
  • Three arrested in attempted hotel copper theft

    December 5, 2011 3:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the names of three people arrested Friday while officers say they were in the middle of stealing copper from a Baton Rouge hotel. Police saw the three men on the roof of the Bellemont Hotel Friday afternoon. Investigators say they were about to rip... more »
  • L'Auberge donates $5K to Baton Rouge food bank

    October 12, 2011 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Answering the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank's call for donations, L'Auberge Baton Rouge Hotel & Casino today donated $5,000 to help fill the emptying shelves of the food bank's warehouse. The donation from L'Auberge Baton Rouge will provide approximately 35,000 meals to people in need... more »
  • Spilled Potatoes won't be Wasted

    July 13, 2011 7:36 PM

    Needy families in Delaware can thank a crash between a train and a truck hauling potatoes for some of the food on their tables. The crash happened in Milford and the potatoes were put into a dump truck after they spilled. The state transportation department didn't want them to go... more »
  • Tax donations OK'd for food banks, bicentennials

    July 8, 2011 3:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Two bills signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal will let taxpayers direct their refund money to food banks or Louisiana's bicentennial celebrations. The first measure - by Dry Creek Rep. Dorothy Sue Hill - will allow taxpayers to sign away all or part of their refunds to the Louisiana... more »
  • Food bank donates MREs for storm relief

    April 29, 2011 6:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Truckloads of food from Baton Rouge are on their way to help feed people in Alabama and Tennessee that were hit by the worst tornado outbreak in decades. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank loaded up five 18-wheelers with donated MRE's to help people in the... more »
  • Face behind Facebook

    February 9, 2011 10:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People across the Capital City have embraced Facebook in their daily lives and now the social networking website has caught the eyes of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Chelsea Harris is the ‘Face behind Facebook’ at the Food Bank and she’s bringing a little bit of herself... more »
  • More-efficient food bank means more meals for needy

    January 18, 2011 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Walmart is helping the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank go green by donating close to $160,000 to help the organization increase its energy efficiency. The food bank will use the money to retrofit old, inefficient lighting with newer technology that is estimated to save them more than... more »
  • Vote on Facebook to help Baton Rouge Food Bank

    December 16, 2010 10:16 AM

    You can help the Baton Rouge Food Bank fight hunger in the capitol city by a click of your mouse. All you have to do is visit Walmart's facebook page and "like" Baton Rouge. A list of 100 communities with the highest hunger rates are listed. The city... more »
  • Many benefiting from Feed a Family food drive

    November 8, 2010 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For more than 25 years, you have helped WBRZ and the Baton Rouge Food Bank fill bins for the Feed a Family food drive. The food drive helps stock the shelves of the food bank. News 2’s Michael Shingleton found out Becky Ehrhardt is one of the... more »
  • LSU football auction to benefit WBRZ's Feed A Family

    November 6, 2009 12:14 PM

    WBRZ and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will auction a one of a kind football to benefit WBRZ's Feed A Family campaign, now celebrating its 25th year. Coaches of the three LSU national football championship teams—Paul Dietzel, Nick Saban and Les Miles—autographed the football, which is housed in a... more »

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