September is Hunger Action Month.
If you are looking to give back with your time with volunteering or donations of food, then these local food banks in Ark-La-Tex are where you can participate. These food banks need your help serving people that are in need. This is a great family activity but also a way to see how fortunate you are.
North Louisiana Food Banks
Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana
2307 Texas Avenue
The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is the primary resource food provider and hunger fighter for northwest Louisiana area which include Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Bienville, Red River, and DeSoto Parishes. For more information, click here to visit their website.
Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana
4600 Central Avenue
The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana seeks to feed the hungry, foster public awarness, and direct distribution programs to help improve the food wellness in the Northeast Louisiana area. The main areas or parishes include Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union, and West Carroll Parishes. For more information, click here to visit their website.
Joe Leblanc Food Pantry
814 Constable Saint Road
Joe Leblanc Food Pantry started with Helping Hands Ministry founded by Mr. Joe Leblanc. After he passed, the ministry wanted to keep his vision alive which was creating a food pantry that serves and feeds people with the help of God’s provision. For more information, click here to visit their website.
Food Bank of Central Louisiana
3223 Baldwin Avenue
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana distributes grocery food items to needy families through different programs like Kids Café and Good Food Project, which helps fund and feed kids in need of a healthy meal who can not afford it otherwise. The parishes they help are Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn parishes. For more information, click here to visit their website.
East Texas Food Banks
East Texas Food Bank
3201 Robertson Road
The East Texas Food Bank has partnered with over 200 agencies in an effort to feed children and work the poor and seniors through 26 counties in East Texas. They are one of four food banks to responds to disasters with the food supply that is giving to them. For more information, click here to visit their website.
PATH (People Attempting to Help)
402 West Front Street
Mrs. Gertrude Windsor had a vision to bring the beautiful and generous southern people in the community of East Texas together on a common issues in the area, poverty. So with the help of civic leaders and the community, she created the non-profit organization called PATH (People Attempting to Help) in order to provide relief and kindness to families in dire need. For more information, click here to visit their website.
Titus County Cares
310 North Edwards Street
Titus County Cares is not only a food pantry that serves people in need but they are also a Christ centered organization. They provide financial help, counseling, and tangible items for families in need in Titus County, Texas area. For more information, click here to visit their website.
Food Banks in Arkansas
Harvest Regional Food Bank
3120 East 19th Street
Harvest Regional Food Bank is a hunger fighter and distribution center for 10 counties in the southwest Arkansas and northeast Texas area. They are all about serving, educating, providing families with quality food services and want to continue to expand the mission of Feeding America. For more information, click here to visit their website.
Project Hope Food Bank
915 Gaines Avenue
Project Hope Food Bank is a volunteer based food pantry that opened as a health coalition which in turn was made as a food bank for the benefit that health and food are important things to help Central Arkansas. For more information, click here to visit their website.
Food Bank in Southeast Oklahoma
Hand to Hand
18 SE Jefferson Street
Hand to Hand is a food pantry that started in 1989 to help the need of providing food to families in McCurtain County. The majority people they serve are in from Idabel but they also help residents in Haworth, Tom, Garvin, Broken Bow, Eagletown, Valliant and other small comminutes. They are emergency food source supplier for County and are always looking for a helping hand or donation of food. For more information, click here to visit their website.
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