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Check Out Hunger


From now through July 8th, residents within the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank's 11-parish service area will have the opportunity to make an impulse purchase that will help to change the face of hunger throughout the Greater Baton Rouge community. In addition to routine grocery purchases, shoppers can also "Check Out Hunger" by conveniently adding a $1, $3, or $5 donation to their grocery bill during this five-week campaign. To donate, all you have to do is tear off a donation slip at the register and hand it to the cashier. Your donation will be added directly to your grocery bill.

Check Out Hunger displays can be found at the following participating grocery stores:

  • Albertsons (all Baton Rouge locations)
  • Alexander's Highland Market
  • Benedetto's Market
  • Bet-R-Store
  • Big B's Supermarket
  • Calvin's Bocage Supermarket
  • Daigle's Supermarket
  • Delaune's Supermarket
  • Harvest Supermarket
  • Hi Nabor Supermarkets
  • Hubben's Supermarket
  • Langlois' Grocery
  • Matherne's Supermarkets
  • Murray's Superette
  • Piggly Wiggly (all Baton Rouge locations)
  • Reeve's Supermarket
  • Robert's Food Store
  • Rousse's Butcher Boy
  • Tureau's Grocery

You can also drop off food items at participating Neighbors Federal Credit Union locations.

The Top 10 reasons to give to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

  1. Provides the hungry with one of life's most basic needs - FOOD.
  2. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank provides 5 meals.
  3. A full barrel of donated food will feed a family of 4 for 2 weeks.
  4. Feeds children, the elderly, the working poor, and the homeless.
  5. Serves 11 parishes surrounding and including East Baton Rouge Parish.
  6. Distributed over 11.4 million pounds of food in 2012.
  7. Louisiana is ranked #1 in children under the age of 5 who are food insecure; nearly 1 in 4 children.
  8. In 2012, more than 1,780 volunteers donated over 27,000 hours of time; the equivalent of more than 13 full-time employees.
  9. Operates efficiently; administrative costs are only 1.32%.
  10. Is 1 of 11 Louisiana charities with a "Four Star Charity" rating from Charity Navigator - 1 of only 2 in Baton Rouge.

WAFB and My BR TV-WBXH are proud to help sponsor the 18th annual Check Out Hunger campaign. All proceeds will benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and, more importantly, the 7,300 people it serves daily.
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