Office of Social Services, Food Bank help low income families

POSTED: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 7:18pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 7:41pm

The EBR Office of Social Services working with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to help low income families. Starting next week, various sites will be setup throughout the parish.

The goal is to help give food to as many low income families as possible.

Director with the Office of Social Services says none of this could be possible without your help.

"We have a tremendous need here in East Baton Rouge Parish, but the community here always seems to come together,” Paula Merrick Roddy, Office of Social Services, explains. “We always have too many issues with the weather and people always come together.” 

Low income families who have been certified eligible for the January 2012 Needy Family Food Distribution Program may pick up their commodity food from their commodity site at the time listed.

East Baton Rouge Commodity Distribution Dates

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Center 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2271 Mason Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Central Fire Station 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
11646 Sullivan Road
Central, Louisiana 70718

Delmont Service Center 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
3535 Riley Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805

Elm Street Apartment 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
4250 Elm Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805

Jewel Newman Community Ctr. 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
2013 Center Road 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807

Rural Program 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
5737 Rollins Road
Zachary, Louisiana 70791

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Alsen Community Center 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
2013 Center Road 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807

Chaneyville Community Center 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
13211 Jackson Road 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Zachary, Louisiana 70791

Elm Groove Baptist Church 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1069 North 38th Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Jewel J. Newman Community Center 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2013 Center Road 2:00 p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807

Martin Luther King Community Center 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
4000 Gus Young 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Sharlo I 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4975 Alvin Dark Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810

Friday, January 27, 2012

Alsen Community Center 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2013 Central Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807

Assisi 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
7585 Bishop Ott Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806

Calasis House 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
7545 Bishop Ott Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806

Chateau Louis 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
7565 Bishop Ott Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70807

Elm Groove Baptist Church 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1069 North 38th Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Martin Luther King Community Center 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
4000 Gus Young Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Sharlo II 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1808 Brightside Lane
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70820

Ville St. Francis
7575 Bishop Ott Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Monday, January 30, 2012

Leo S. Butler Community Center 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
950 East Washington Street 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

 

The Commodity Program began in 1981 to help needy persons by distributing to them surplus food products. Currently, the needy family food distribution program serves approximately 2,000 low income families in East Baton Rouge Parish. Families interested in applying for the needy family food distribution program should contact the distribution sites nearest their home. More information can be obtained by telephoning DHDS/Office of Social Services at (225) 358-4561.

The DHDS/Office of Social Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or disabilities.

Any person alleging discrimination may file a written or verbal complaint within 180 days of the alleged discrimination action with us.

 

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