Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

Sarah Hoffman / Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

CenturyLink is matching donations through their website to the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana until 10 p.m. Friday, June 15 as part of the CenturyLink Campaign to Fight Hunger.

During the summer months, growing food costs hit low-income families with children hard. During the school year, kids receive breakfast and lunch at their schools. When summer hits, these meals have to be made up for at home, which can often be difficult for some families.

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is giving a new option for date night by hosting The Do Good Date Night Friday, April 6 from 6-8 p.m. This event combines date night and volunteer work to create a night of fun and philanthropy.

NELA Food Bank Kicks Off Peanut Butter Drive

Feb 3, 2018
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Hunger is a huge problem in the Northeast Louisiana area. To combat this issue, The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is kicking off an area-wide "Spread the Love" peanut butter drive to benefit children, families and seniors who face hunger in Northeast Louisiana.

Members of the NELA community are encouraged to donate peanut butter in plastic jars or funds to the Food Bank by Wednesday Feb.28. Donations of peanut butter can be dropped off at the Food Bank's distribution center locate at 4600 Central Avenue in Monroe.

Empty Bowls Fill Plates

Jan 19, 2018
Courtesy of Sarah Hoffman, Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

Your empty bowl could fill another's plate Saturday, January 27 at Empty Bowls: A Serving of Food, Art, and Music! The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ouachita Candy Company Warehouse.

Empty Bowls is a fundraising event which benefits the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. It presents local food, art, and live music. After a wildly successful first year in 2017, the Food Bank has decided to make this fundraiser an annual event in the community.

Living in a Cardboard City

Nov 9, 2017
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The Wellspring Alliance of NELA and the NELA Food Bank are teaming up to take a new approach on raising awareness about homelessness. Friday, January 19, the Wellspring will be hosting Cardboard Box City from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day at First United Methodist Church Monroe.

Fighting Hunger with the Food Bank

Sep 7, 2017
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September is the National Hunger Action Month, and the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank has prepared many opportunities over September to serve the hungry in the community. 

In Northeast Louisiana alone there are over 73,000 people facing hunger. The NELA Food Bank is inviting the community to stand up against this fact during the month of September.

The first event of the month will take place September 7th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The community is invited to go eat out at WhataBurger in Monroe that night, and a portion of their proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank.

Empty Bowls Providing Full Plates

Jan 26, 2017
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One in five people in northeast Louisiana struggle with hunger.

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is hosting "Empty Bowls" on Saturday, January 28 to raise money to provide food for the people of northeast Louisiana. The event is will be at the Ouachita Candy Company Warehouse in downtown Monroe from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holiday Wines and Helping Hands

Nov 15, 2016
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Thursday, November 17th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tonore's is opening their doors for the Tonore Holiday Wine Tasting. This year the proceeds from the event will go to the Quota Club of Monroe.

Quota of Monroe is a community service organization of women that give back to the community. All of the money Quota earns is put back out in the different organizations in the community. Quota works with Clara Hall Elementary School, the Food Bank, the Signing Santa program that gives hearing impaired children a Santa experience, and other community organizations.

Postal Service Stamps Out Hunger

May 13, 2016

One out every seven U.S. citizens qualifies as living in poverty, and many more deal with the burden of hunger every day. The U. S. Postal Service is fighting to change that with its annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive event Saturday, May 14. 

This is the 24th year of the partnership between the National Association of Letter Carriers and the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. Over that time, the group has collected over 1.4 billion pounds of food; however, fighting hunger is an ever-growing battle. 

Local Organizations Need Your Help This Season

Nov 17, 2015
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We know our listeners are dedicated to serving the community in different ways year-round. Whether it be through area churches or various non-profit organizations, many of the KEDM listeners enjoy giving back to the local community. 

The holiday season is upon us, and we know it is sometimes hard to continue these acts of service  with the hustle and bustle of this special season. However, the holidays seem to bring a sense of community like no other time of year. 

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