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Feeding the "Food Desert" Community

Posted: 07/28/2022
Today's paycheck, often from multiple jobs, doesn't stretch the way it used to. Combine this will limited access to grocery stores in “food desert” areas of Baton Rouge and you have many in our community struggling for fresh food and produce. The Christian Outreach Center is thrilled to announce a new partnership with DoorDash and Ideal Markets! 
 
As of July 1, Ideal Markets will supply the food with DoorDash delivering groceries once a week to 50 qualifying households. This could potentially positively impact as many as 75,000 East Baton Rouge residents! 
 
The ultimate goal is to nourish a person's body so they can move toward self-suffiency. One option is to focus on children's snacks while another is to focus on actual meals for an entire week. The program will run indefinitely and as long as the resources are available. 
 
Residents in the Greater Baton Rouge Area may apply for this free service by calling or emailing the Christian Outreach Center.
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