First Lady Supriya Jindal is encouraging citizens to donate to food banks around the state. Mrs. Jindal stated, “Our State’s food banks serve communities across our State all year- and we all saw the tremendous response from our food banks recently following Hurricane Isaac. Now that we are in hurricane season, our food banks especially need our help. Please make a donation or offer your time to your local food bank, and with your help, we all can make a positive difference in the lives of Louisiana's citizens.”
Louisiana’s food banks serve approximately 600,000 people every year. For every $1 donated, the food bank is able to provide 7 meals to a child. The food bank relies on the support of the community and thus, welcomes your support. Donations of non-perishable goods, monetary donations or donations of your time are always appreciated.
Louisiana Food Bank locations include: Northwest Louisiana Food Bank in Shreveport, Second Harvest Food Bank of Acadiana in Lafayette, Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana in Monroe, Food Bank of Central Louisiana in Alexandria, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans, and Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.