Baton Rouge Food Bank http://wrkf.org en Food Banks Appeal for State Funding http://wrkf.org/post/food-banks-appeal-state-funding <p>The Louisiana Food Bank Association is asking lawmakers for $5 million dollars in state funds to assist with the purchase of food from farmers, fishermen, and vendors. Food banks have hit a wall with many grocers finding more efficient ways to keep food fresher longer and giving away less of their inventory.</p><p>The $5 million dollars would buy more than 2 million pounds of food. Historically the association has received state funding, but didn’t receive any funding for food last year.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:58:09 +0000 Jarondakie Patrick 9460 at http://wrkf.org