October 16, 2021

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Food Bank receives $100,000 grant from Louisiana Healthcare Connections

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Healthcare Connections has announced the award of $100,000 in grant funding to six community organizations, including The Food Bank of Central Louisiana, in support of their efforts to address hunger and food insecurity in Louisiana communities. 

To help mitigate food insecurity in Central Louisiana, funds for this project will support operations for the Food Bank’s mobile pantry program which provides food to economically disadvantaged families in communities without existing local charitable food services.

Other grant recipients are St. Martin Hospital Road to Good Health Program; The Family Tree Healthy Start Parent Store; Volunteers of America of North Louisiana Healthy Living Project; West Jefferson Hospital Foundation Wellthy Farmer’s Market; and The Walls Project, Hustle and Grow Program.

With one out of four children and seniors in Louisiana living in a household that is food insecure, hunger affects every parish in the state. The Louisiana Healthcare Connections Community Health Grants program supports efforts to combat food insecurity and hunger at the community-level and seeks relationships where existing skills can be leveraged, current capacity is enhanced and collective impact is broad but meaningful.

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