January food distribution dates set for Donaldsonville and Gonzales

Janis Ament, St. Theresa School Publicity Chairman

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in conjunction with the Parish of Ascension’s Health Unit will be holding quarterly distributions of commodities in Ascension Parish.

The Gonzales distribution will be held on Jan. 12, 2011 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center off Hwy. 30 from 8 a.m. until noon.

The Donaldsonville distribution will be Jan. 11, 2011 at the Lemman Center on 1100 Clay Street from 8 a.m. until noon.

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

Food for Families will also join the Food Bank at that time to distribute food. Food for Families is a Catholic Charities organization which will be distributing in the future on the second Tuesday of each month in Donaldsonville and the second Wednesday of each month in Gonzales.  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.