Food Bank Asks Northeast Louisiana to Take Action Against Hunger

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is calling on community members to join the fight against hunger this September for Hunger Action Month. With 1 in 6 people in the region facing food insecurity, including 1 in 4 children, the need for food assistance is high.

“Many of our neighbors live paycheck to paycheck and struggle to put food on the table,” said Jean Toth, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. “We’re asking for our community’s help to meet this most basic need of food for local children, seniors and families.”

Citizens can make a difference by getting involved with the Food Bank this September for Hunger Action Month, which is dedicated to driving awareness and inspiring action to help fight hunger. The campaign is organized by Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

“Many people may not give a daily meal much thought. For people facing hunger, a daily meal is not as simple,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “Instead, it becomes a different type of choice – an impossible decision between food or other crucial needs, such as electricity, childcare, or medicine.”

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The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana leads the fight against hunger in our region by providing food, advocacy, education, and disaster response. The Food Bank is a charitable organization that solicits, stores, and distributes food to partner agencies, children and seniors in 12 Parishes in Northeast Louisiana. Together, as a hunger-relief network we serve over 30,000 people monthly. The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is a member of Feeding America and a United Way Partner Agency.

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