Food Bank encourages participation in Hunger Action Month

Food Bank encourages participation in Hunger Action Month

Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana says 1 in 5 local children at risk of hunger.
The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is encouraging people to participate in Hunger Action Month which runs through September. On Thursday employees and volunteers at the Food Bank in Shreveport donned orange clothing, the symbolic color of hunger.

More than 50 million people struggle with hunger nationally and 1 in 6 individuals in northwest Louisiana are at risk of hunger. The number is more staggering with children. “In northwest Louisiana 1 in 5 children face hunger each and every day, so it’s a national concern but it really does hit locally here in our community,” says Krystle Beauchamp, the Food Bank’s Director of Development.

Beauchamp says if you are interested in helping out you can volunteer your time at the Food Bank. Along with time you can also donate money. For every dollar donated the Food Bank is able to provide up to ten pounds of food for the community.

You can also visit the Hunger Action Month Calendar at www.foodbanknla.org

A Cook Out For a Cause will take place on September 12th at the Community Trust Bank on Fern Avenue in Shreveport from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $5 dollar lunch plates will be sold with proceeds going to the Food Bank.

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