Flooding affects Louisiana food banks

The response to the recent flooding in Louisiana.
August 25, 2016
by Dan Michel

The recent flooding in Louisiana affected thousands of families and causing massive damage throughout the region. Feeding America local food banks in Louisiana were not immune to disaster and at a time when the area needs assistance from food banks even more. The food banks affected were The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in Baton Rouge and Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana in New Orleans.

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank suffered severe damage making their current facility inoperable and destroying approximately half a million pounds of food destined to help people already on the brink. The food bank was able to secure another temporary location so they can resume services to the increased need of their community. You can see in this video how the food bank is coping during this time. If you want to help the food bank, please consider making a financial donation.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana has been assisting areas surrounding Baton Rouge and western parts of Louisiana as well as providing help to their usual service area around New Orleans. Food banks from across the country have sent prepared disaster boxes to the food bank for immediate distribution. Please consider helping them during this time of increased need.

The entire Feeding America nationwide network of food banks is coming together to make sure the people in Louisiana get the help they need in the coming weeks and months.

Tags: Fighting Hunger in Action , Disaster Response

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