Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

Food Bank Hosts Disaster Relief Distributions

Sep 1, 2020
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana will host food distributions to help people affected by Hurricane Laura in early September.

“Thousands of people lost all of the food in their refrigerators and freezers due to the power outages, and many of our neighbors don’t have the resources to purchase all new groceries,” said Jean Toth, Food Bank Executive Director. “We hope this will help them begin to restock.”

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The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana has partnered with the City of West Monroe and the City of Monroe to distibute food boxes in northeast Louisiana.

West Monroe: Wednesday April 29

Wednesday, April 29, food boxes will be available from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. or when supplies run out at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center at 501 Mane Street in West Monroe.

The food box distribution is open to all residents who live in the City of West Monroe or in West Ouachita Parish who have had loss of income due to COVID-19 or are in need of food.

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.

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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.

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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 /

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.