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Northwest Louisiana Food Bank Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 01/29/2014: Northwest Louisiana Food Bank

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: NORTHWEST LOUISIANA FOOD BANK

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AKA  Food Bank of Nortwest Louisiana
Shreveport, LA
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Northwest Louisiana Food Bank Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 01/29/2014: Northwest Louisiana Food Bank

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 07/14/2014: NORTHWEST LOUISIANA FOOD BANK

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Also Known As: Food Bank of Nortwest Louisiana
Physical Address: Shreveport, LA 71103 3621
EIN: 72-1328890
Web URL: www.foodbanknla.org 
Video URL(s): Faces of Hunger in NW Louisiana
NTEE Category: K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition
K31 Food Banks, Food Pantries
Ruling Year: 1996 


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Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve as the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana. Our vision is to ultimately end hunger in Northwest Louisiana by ensuring a consolidated network of effective food collection and distribution which will provide universal access to free food for the needy in our communities.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2014

Total Revenue $11,241,268
Total Expenses $10,670,401

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Martha Marak

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Programs

Program: Emergency Food (GuideStar Exchange,
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The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana has over 100 member agencies in its seven-parish region. Many are well known charities throughout the community like The Salvation Army, Rescue Mission, Providence House, Volunteers of America, and Christian Services. Others are not so well known. They may be rural church pantries, residential treatment programs, soup kitchens for the homeless, or other critical service providers you don’t hear about every day.     Each year the food bank saves its member agencies over $6,500,000 from their operating budgets. They can then use these savings to increase the multitude of other critical services they provide to their clients.     There is no more cost efficient method to collect and distribute food than the food bank model.
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