BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - FEMA delivers $1.4 million grant to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for recovery from the record flood.
The grant reimburses expenses to dispose of debris, clean and disinfect property and equipment and restore refrigeration and freezing at the Choctaw Drive distribution facility damaged in the August flooding event. It also provides the food bank with a temporary facility to support its essential community service.
The money is designated for 26 parishes which include; Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Cameron, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Livingston, Point Coupee, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.
Millions of dollars of food was in the warehouse when the facility was flooded with several inches of water during the August flood.
During the flooding, the food bank moved to a temporary location and continued to distribute donated items to those in need.
For more information about the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and ways to support our mission, visit brfoodbank.org.