We hear about all the good it does in the community, providing meals for those who otherwise would go hungry. During this holiday season, the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is gearing up for a week-long drive.
When food first comes into the facility, whether it's from grocery stores or food drives, it's weighed, then sorted inside the food bank's warehouse. Development Coordinator, Lucinda Chisman, says the food bank picks up donations from area grocery stores and restaurants every week. This helps to supplement slashes in government funding and increases in residents who are food insecure. Volunteers also sort, pack and deliver food boxes to 1,100 home bound senior citizens in the area every month. Chisman says they depend heavily on the generosity of the community. That's where food drives really come into play.
The food bank partners with over 120 agencies, like the Faith Lutheran Food Pantry on Broadway Avenue. These agencies place orders based on what their pantry needs. The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is asking for your help with a week-long food drive. The goal is fill a Tango truck with canned goods. The drive starts Monday and runs through Friday the 14th. The truck will be at the Shreve City Goodwill store on Shreveport-Barksdale Highway all week long. It's bought to you by Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport and Tango Transport. If you can't stop by, remember you can also donate through the food bank's website http://foodbanknla.org