October food distribution dates set for Donaldsonville and Gonzales
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 November 8, 2014 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center off of Highway 30 in Gonzales starting at 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Distribution will be held on November 7, 2014 at the Lemman Center on 1100 Clay Street in Donaldsonville starting at 8 a.m. until 12 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.
The Food for Families will be distributing food on November 8, 2014 at Lamar-Dixon in Gonzales and November 7, 2014 in Donaldsonville and from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. This 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.