Food Bank NELA Announces December Food Distributions

Monroe, LA – The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, in partnership with the cities of Waterproof, Tallulah, Jonesboro, Ruston and Monroe, will host mobile food distributions during the month of December for people in need of food.

According to Feeding America’s 2021 Food Insecurity Projections, one in five Northeast Louisianans struggle with food insecurity. The distributions are open to residents who need food and live in the parish the distribution takes place. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

Distribution in Jackson Parish will be on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 10:00 a.m. at the Jackson Parish Recreation Department Sports Complex, ;located at 5254 HWY 4, east of Jonesboro.

Applications to receive food can be found at Applicants must meet financial guidelines set by the United States Department of Agricultural to receive assistance. Applications to receive food will also be available at the distribution.

The distributions will be a “drive thru” service with volunteers loading food boxes into the vehicles. Recipients will not be required to get out of their vehicles, and are asked to clear space in their trunk prior to the distribution if possible.

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana has hosted drive-thru food distributions throughout the 12-parish region they serve since the pandemic began. This is in addition to over 60 regular program and partner agency distributions. For those in need of food who live outside of these distribution parishes, help is also available. Visit or call the Food Bank at 318-322-3567 to find a local food distribution.


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