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Hunger in Ouachita Parish

Hunger in Ouachita Parish

Local Food Insecurity Rates


Overall Food Insecurity Rate


Child Food Insecurity Rate

Food Bank Impact FY23

2,700,000 lbs

of food provided to families in need in Ouachita Parish

11,372 individuals

Served each month, including 3,784 children and 1,897 seniors

Our Hunger Relief Network

The Food Bank has multiple food assistance programs in this parish:

  • Senior Program
  • BackPack Program
  • Kid’s Cabinet
  • Community Partners – 18
  • Disaster Relief

Your Support Helps Feed Families in Morehouse Parish

Hunger in Ouachita

Beatrice is retired and lives on a fixed income. To make things more complicated, she must follow a special diet due to her high blood pressure. She joined the Food Bank’s Senior Program three years ago and receives a box of groceries every month.

Now she’s able to focus on paying her bills and not where her next meal will come from.

“The food box is a blessing,” she said. “Without the food box I get, I would have to make decisions between getting my medications or going to the store.”

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