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Jean Toth

Jean Toth

Executive Director

Jean has served as the Executive Director of the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana since September, 2015. She has worked in hunger relief for almost 20 years, and believes that everybody should have access to enough healthy food in order to live their best life. Jean is proud to serve Northeast Louisiana alongside the community, ensuring the Food Bank is responsive to evolving needs and operates with compassion, dignity, transparency and efficiency. Jean holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Applied Sociology from Northern Arizona University.  

Our Staff

Jazmaigne Sears
Jazmaigne Sears
Agency Services Manager
Sarah Hoffman (2)
Sarah Hoffman
Director of Development
Rose Dupree new
Rose Dupree
Community Impact Specialist
Lawrence Jenkins
Warehouse Manager
Jerllisa Elzy
Jerllisa Elzy
SNAP Outreach Coordinator
Eliza Elmore
Eliza Elmore
Donor Relations Officer
frederick muse
Frederick Muse
Community Engagement Specialist
Taylor Costa
Taylor Costa
Marketing & Communications Officer
Justin Hale
Kaitlin Tarver
Kaitlin Tarver
Programs Manager
Derrius Smith
Driver / Warehouse

Board of Directors

Our board and executive team bring dedicated and compassionate leadership to our mission of ending hunger in Northeast Louisiana.
Linda Holyfield
Tisha Arnold
Vice President
Marisol O’Neal
Stewart Robinette
Bakari K. Beckwith
Rosie Brown
Terry Davis
Seth Hall
Kimberly Hudson
Pam Lavender
Jay Mitchell
Faith Smith
Dana Taylor
Chelsea Monae Williams
Juanita Woods
Roderick Worthy

Our Network

The Food Bank provides food to Community Partners located throughout 12 parishes. 

These Community Partners operate 60 food pantries, soup kitchens and other hunger relief programs that serve their local neighborhoods.

The Food Bank is a proud member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, and Feeding Louisiana, the Louisiana Food Bank Association.

Our Network

Our History

In 1997 the Food Bank of NELA began serving our community from a small warehouse with a team of only two part-time employees and a volunteer director. 

Today, we have expanded to a 30,000 square-foot warehouse with a dedicated full-time staff of 17 supported by a number of passionate volunteers currently distributing over 6 million pounds of food to 60 partner agencies and programs. 

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