Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

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The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is hosting the 4th Annual Empty Bowls event on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m at ULM's Bayou Pointe Event Center. The goal is to raise awareness about hunger while also raising necessary funds to provide food assistance to those struggling with hunger in our community. 

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Saturday, July 27, the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is teaming up with Blue Sky Yoga to host a fundraiser. This fundraiser will be from 1:30 to 4:30 with three different events at Blue Sky Yoga’s studio.

The first event is a Nutrition Vitality talk with Hope Anderson Fruge at 1:30. This will be an informative conversation on ways to awaken and nurture the body.

The second event is Yoga for Everybody at 2:15. This is an opportunity for guests to explore yoga through gentle movements and breathing techniques with Arely Castillo.

Empty Bowls Feed Hungry Souls

Jan 15, 2019
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The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is hosting their 3nd annual Empty Bowls fundraiser Saturday, January 26. The event runs from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Hub, 201 Washington Street in Monroe. Many local restaurants will be serving their signature dishes, accompanied by music, activities for people of all ages, and a silent auction. An all inclusive ticket is $40, that features a hand-crafted bowl that was made by a local artist. A $20 ticket is for those who would only like to enjoy the activities.

Sarah Hoffman / Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

The holiday season: a time for friends, family, and food. For some people in the Northeast Louisiana region, that may only be a dream. Sarah Hoffman and the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana work to ensure that both the mouths and hearts of hungry people in our region are fed.

Sarah Hoffman / Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana been chosen as one of the Top 200 nationwide finalists for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. If the Food Bank makes the Top 40 most voted causes, it will use the $25,000 grant to expand "Smiles Pack" program to provide over 200 more low-income senior citizens with a monthly box of food.The Food Bank needs the support of the entire community to get the votes it will take to win! Here’s how to vote: click here and vote for The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana.

Sarah Hoffman / Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

CenturyLink is matching donations through their website to the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana until 10 p.m. Friday, June 15 as part of the CenturyLink Campaign to Fight Hunger.

During the summer months, growing food costs hit low-income families with children hard. During the school year, kids receive breakfast and lunch at their schools. When summer hits, these meals have to be made up for at home, which can often be difficult for some families.

Do Good During Date Night at Food Bank of NELA

Mar 23, 2018

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is giving a new option for date night by hosting The Do Good Date Night Friday, April 6 from 6-8 p.m. This event combines date night and volunteer work to create a night of fun and philanthropy.

NELA Food Bank Kicks Off Peanut Butter Drive

Feb 3, 2018
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Hunger is a huge problem in the Northeast Louisiana area. To combat this issue, The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is kicking off an area-wide "Spread the Love" peanut butter drive to benefit children, families and seniors who face hunger in Northeast Louisiana.

Members of the NELA community are encouraged to donate peanut butter in plastic jars or funds to the Food Bank by Wednesday Feb.28. Donations of peanut butter can be dropped off at the Food Bank's distribution center locate at 4600 Central Avenue in Monroe.

Empty Bowls Fill Plates

Jan 19, 2018
Courtesy of Sarah Hoffman, Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

Your empty bowl could fill another's plate Saturday, January 27 at Empty Bowls: A Serving of Food, Art, and Music! The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ouachita Candy Company Warehouse.

Empty Bowls is a fundraising event which benefits the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. It presents local food, art, and live music. After a wildly successful first year in 2017, the Food Bank has decided to make this fundraiser an annual event in the community.

Living in a Cardboard City

Nov 9, 2017
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The Wellspring Alliance of NELA and the NELA Food Bank are teaming up to take a new approach on raising awareness about homelessness. Friday, January 19, the Wellspring will be hosting Cardboard Box City from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day at First United Methodist Church Monroe.

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