EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) opened a new food pantry Friday, April 13. The pantry focuses on seniors to combat hunger in the parish.
The food pantry is a result of a partnership with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, the USDA, and Louisiana Department of Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain.
More than 60 seniors will now have the opportunity to receive items from the food bank, including fresh fruit, produce, baked goods, USDA items (canned good, etc.), and other miscellaneous items such as toiletries, personal hygiene items, incontinence supplies, and household items.
"The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is glad to join with the EBRCOA to help us better address the increasing issue of senior hunger in East Baton Rouge Parish," said Mike Manning, food bank president and CEO.
"We are excited about the continued partnership with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, the USDA, and LA Department of Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain. Our mission is supporting independence-serving seniors; increasing senior access to food and necessities goes a long way in fulfilling our commitment to the seniors of this parish," said CEO Tasha Clark-Amar.
The EBRCOA main office is located at 5790 Florida Blvd. in Baton Rouge.
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