Smashed windshield increase problems for Food Bank; supplies dangerously low

Photo provided by Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
Monday, July 29, 2013 - 11:00pm

An already bad situation was made worse for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Not only is the organization dangerously low on supplies, but the damage will delay deliveries to those in need.

Officials say the windshield of two delivery trucks were shattered over the weekend.

“This summer is one of the most challenging for the Food Bank in recent years,” Mike Manning, CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, said. “This means that the food on our shelves and the resources to refill them and depleting much more quickly than expected.”

A new study shows that 125,750 people, including 38,440 children, in the 11 parish area are in need of service from the Food Bank. Roughly 35 percent of the children are not eligible for Federal nutrition programs because their parents earn just above the required amount to qualify.

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