The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, along with local and regional elected officials, will launch a community-wide movement in recognition of Hunger Action Month at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at the Food Bank, 2307 Texas Ave. in Shreveport.
Local and regional legislators will box foods for delivery to senior program recipients, joining the nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger.
Food Bank leaders also will acknowledge the receipt of significant program funds by the world’s leading natural resource company based in Shreveport.
As an emergency food provider, the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is the largest distributor of donated food for Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Desoto, Red River, Claiborne and Bienville Parishes.
The Food Bank sorts, warehouses and distributes food to more than 120 partner agencies, which then give it to people in need. People affected by hunger in the community are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.
It’s the Food Bank mission to serve as the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana.