The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana’s mission to fight hunger in Northwest Louisiana can be seen one box at a time right here in Gibsland, LA.
The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is a nonprofit organization that warehouses and distributes food to over 150 community partners. They serve over 75,000 individuals per year across Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, and Webster parishes. One of their food pantries in Gibsland, LA includes the Pine Belt/Bienville-Gibsland Food Pantry. The food pantry is open each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for food-insecure residents to get a food box each month.
Arther Johnson started going to the Pine Belt/Bienville-Gibsland Food Pantry because he was not eating properly and needed food assistance. “Now, food is the least of my worries,” Johnson said. He explained the pantry is a blessing for helping people like him.
Jeanette Rushing serves as the Food Pantry Coordinator. Rushing said she wished there were more food pantries when she was younger to help families like hers. She said it brings her joy to see the relief people get when they receive their monthly food box. “When people get their boxes, they are amazed,” she said.
The Pine Belt/Bienville-Gibsland Food Pantry is located at 1559 S. Third St, Gibsland, LA 71028. For more information, please call Jeanette Rushing at (318) 843- 6334 or the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana at (318) 675-2400 ext. 100.
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