Feeding Louisiana Coalition still needs healthy, willing volunteers for Food Banks amid Coronavirus outbreak

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BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC 33/ FOX 44)

The member Food Banks of the Feeding Louisiana Coalition are asking for help in this time of need, releasing a statement regarding the need for volunteers this week.

It reads, in part, “As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves, it it important to note the increased need of volunteers to help us serve the hungry through our five member food banks. We fully anticipate an increase in the number of food-insecure individuals we serve in Louisiana. We need volunteers to continue our regular food distribution, as well as any potential increased demand for emergency food.”

The statement goes on to say those food banks are committed to the well-being of volunteers, staff, and clients, so they’re asking anyone who’s at high risk for contracting COVID-10 to stay home.

As for those who do volunteer, precautions are being taken to keep people more separated than usual in doing the work necessary, gloves are provided, and they’re encouraging hand-washing breaks often.

If you’re healthy, willing to volunteer, and live in Baton Rouge, simply go to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s website. When you get there, click on the time giving button at the top right of the page. That will take you to stop watch at the top of the page, then the “Opportunity Calendar”. That’s where you’ll see all the times available to volunteer.

Contact Information for other Feeding Louisiana Coalition food banks are as follows:

New Orleans, LA (504) 729-2849
Michelle Rosamond/ mrosamond@secondharvest.org

Shreveport, LA (318)675-2400 Ext. 100
Lucy Hines/ adminassist@foodbankla.org

Alexandria, LA (318)445-2773 Ext. 203
Carole Stafford/ cstafford@fbcenla.org

Monroe, LA (318)322-3567
Kayt Noles/ knoles@fbnela.org or
Sarah Hoffman/ shoffman@fbnela.org

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