October food distribution dates set for Donaldsonville and Gonzales

Staff reports

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 next distribution will be held on October 12, 2011 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center off of Highway 30 in Gonzales starting at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.  Distribution will be held on October 11, 2011 at the Lemman Center on 1100 Clay Street in Donaldsonville starting at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 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 Gonzales.

The Food for Families will be distributing food on October 12, 2011 at Lamar-Dixon in Gonzales and October 11, 2011 in Donaldsonville and from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 noon.  This is a Catholic Charities organization which will be distributing in the future on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Donaldsonville and the 2nd 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.