Baton Rouge, LA – April 5, 2018 – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) announced today that it will be opening a new senior focused food pantry, which will combat senior hunger in East Baton Rouge Parish. This partnership with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, the USDA and LA Department of Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain will establish one of the largest Senior Food Pantries in Baton Rouge.
Through this collaborative effort seniors 60+ will now have an opportunity to receive Food Bank items consisting of fresh fruit, produce, baked goods, USDA items (canned goods, etc.) and miscellaneous items (toiletries, personal/hygiene items, incontinent supplies and household items. This Senior Food Pantry represents an ongoing effort from the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging to increase senior access to fresh fruits and vegetables; while attempting to decrease senior hunger and combating food deserts in our community.
“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.
This Senior Food Pantry is a second effort in our ongoing combat with senior food insecurity in our parish. “We are excited about the continued partnership with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, the USDA and LA Department of Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain,” stated Chief Executive Officer Tasha Clark-Amar. “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.”
East Baton Rouge Council On Aging: Supporting Independence ~ Serving Seniors
The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) is a non-profit organization serving the senior population of East Baton Rouge Parish. Annually, our agency delivers 375,240 meals through our “Meals on Wheels” program and over 140,000 meals to seniors through our senior centers and meal sites.