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.
In addition to providing the distribution system, our food bank has established two programs that address the needs of our most vulnerable population: the children and the elderly. Our Adopt-A-Senior Program provides a monthly food box to over 1,400 seniors living below the poverty level throughout Northeast Louisiana and our BackPack Program currently provides six nutritionally balanced meals to over 300 children from six public schools who face chronic hunger over the weekends during the school year.
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