BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank was one of five food pantries that received donated chicken and non-perishable items from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

Ten truckloads filled with 40,000 lbs. of chicken were donated by Foster Farms, which operates out of Farmerville, La. Chicken, fresh produce, and more were given out to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank along with the Food Bank of Central Louisiana, Second Harvest Food Bank, Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana and Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana.

LDAF says that the food banks will handle distributing food in their areas.

Upcoming Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank mobile distributions

  • Assumption Parish
    • Veteran’s Park from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13
  • Pointe Coupee Parish
    • Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16
    • Old Morganza High School from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25
  • Iberville Parish
    • Bayou Sorrel-Bayou Pigeon Fire Department from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13
    • North Iberville Community Center from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18
    • Carl F. Grant Civic Center from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27

GBR Food Bank asks that photo ID and proof of residency are brought to the site. Clients can register at the site.