Poverty / Homelessness

Baton Rouge Food Bank
The mission is to service short-term, unmet food needs of individuals in the greater Baton Rouge area through existing or social service providers, churches/synagogues and other organizations. This purpose is accomplished by supporting or providing services such as food distribution and educational programs.

Address: 5546 Choctaw Drive, BR, LA 70805
Phone: (225) 359-9940
Fax: (225) 355-1445
Website: http://www.brfoodbank.org

Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless
Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless (CAAH) holds the fundamental belief that everyone, no matter how deprived in circumstances of housing and necessities is valued, entitled to dignity, respect, and is deserving of community assistance and the opportunity to achieve a life of self-sufficiency.

The mission of the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless is to provide a continuum of care network for the homeless in the Capital Area (comprised of the civil parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana) through a coordinated body of diverse organizations and individuals. This body will address issues of homelessness in the capital area parishes; affect the development of resources to meet the needs of the homeless; provide for a formal assessment of homeless needs; and educate the community on homeless issues, needs, and priorities.

Address: 5850 Florida Blvd., BR, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 201-0696
Website: http://www.homelessinbr.org