January food distribution dates set


The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in conjunction with the Parish of Ascension’s Health Unit will be hold its quarterly commodity distribution at the Lemman Center on 1100 Clay Street in Donaldsonville Jan. 13 and the Ascension Civic Center in Sorrento Jan. 14.

Food will be distributed at both each locations from 8 a.m.-noon.

In the future, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will distribute commodities on the 2nd Tuesday of each quarter in Donaldsonville and the 2nd Wednesday of each quarter in Sorrento.

The Food for Families Catholic Charities organization will also distribute food Jan. 13 in Donaldsonville and Jan. 14 in Sorrento from 8-11 a.m. Food for families will be distributing in the future on the second Tuesday of each month in Donaldsonville and the second Wednesday in Sorrento. New applications for food for families will be taken at this time.

The commodities program is a federal program that makes donated foods available to emergency feeding organizations that provide food staples to qualified individuals and families to relieve situations of emergency distress.