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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.

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Congressman Ralph Abraham thinks able-bodied people should work to receive their food stamps. The new U.S. farm bill would rework the food stamp rules. It will require many recipients to work 20 hours a week or go to job classes  to help them become more employable. 

The issue of working for food has divided both the Republicans and Democrats.  Over 40 million people receive the food benefits.

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.

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.

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.