What we aim to solve
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank works to address the problem of food insecurity in the 11-parish great Baton Rouge area. Food insecurity is defined as the lack of access to.
What are the organization’s current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
Senior Grocery Program
The Senior Grocery Program, which includes Adopt-A-Senior, provides a basic box of nonperishable food items to qualified seniors in the program once a month for a year. Additional items, such as produce, proteins, or paper products, are distributed as available. Seniors must be 65 years old, or 60 with a disability. Facing many financial burdens each day, seniors often have to choose between food, prescription medications, and utiltities at home. This program supplies the sponsored senior with a 40 lb. box of nourishing food items each month. This helps alleviate their financial burden by allowing them to focus on their health and other pressing issues at hand.
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Organizers with the non-profit Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank say they have partnered with b1BANK to launch an app to increase access to food resources for those who may only have a mobile phone.
The app will give users information on how to apply for SNAP benefits, upcoming mobile food distributions, resources for agencies and programs, as well as information on volunteering, donating, and events.
“The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank recognizes the importance and value of immediate access to urgent and evolving information,” Mike Manning, President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, said. “With underwriting provided by b1BANK, we are excited to announce the launch of our Mobile App, a new and innovative platform for updates and resources. Depending on the settings you choose, the Mobile App can send notifications and alerts about information useful to you.”
Organizers say the app will make the registration process easier for people who are looking for volunteer opportunities with the food bank. The app will also make it easier for volunteers to access their volunteer history on the go.