We distribute over 4,000,000 pounds of food annually through approximately 74 charitable agencies throughout Northeast Louisiana. The 2010 Feeding America National Hunger study indicates that the Feeding America system served by the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana provides emergency food for an estimated 39,000 different people annually and about 7,400 different people receive emergency food assistance in any given week including more than 16,000 children.
THE AREA WE SERVE:
Caldwell Parish East Carroll Parish Franklin Parish Jackson Parish Lincoln Parish Madison Parish Morehouse Parish Ouachita Parish Richland Parish Tensas Parish Union Parish West Carroll Parish
IN A BUSINESS SENSE, all food banks are distribution systems. Food banks are analogous to a grocery chain. A large grocery chain would receive food from thoughout the nation, warehouse that food, distribute the food to individual stores, and then sell the food to consumers. Our food bank receives food from throughout the nation, warehouses that food, distributes the food to charitable social agencies throughout the twelve parishes of Northeast Louisiana, and those agencies feed the needy. The distribution system is the core function of any true food bank.