January food distribution dates set for Donaldsonville and Gonzales

Staff reports

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in conjunction with the Parish of Ascension’s Health Unit will be holding quarterly distributions of commodities in Ascension Parish.

The next distribution will be held on January 11, 2012 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center off of Highway 30 in Gonzales starting at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.  Distribution will be held on January 10, 2012 at the Lemman Center on 1100 Clay Street in Donaldsonville starting at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. In the future, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will distribute commodities on the second Tuesday of each quarter in Donaldsonvilleand the second Wednesday of each quarter in Gonzales.

The Food for Families will be distributing food on January 11, 2012 at Lamar-Dixon in Gonzales and January 10, 2012 in Donaldsonville and from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.  This is a Catholic Charities organization that will be distributing in the future on the second Tuesday of each month in Donaldsonvilleand the second Wednesday of each month in Gonzales.  New applications for food for families will be taken at this time. 

The commodities program is a federal program that makes donated foods available to emergency feeding organizations that provide food staples to qualified individuals and families to relieve situations of emergency distress.