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Food Bank of Central Louisiana Recruiting AmeriCorps Members

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana will host an information session about their AmeriCorps program on August 3 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Westside Regional Library, 5416 Provine Place, in Alexandria.

AmeriCorps Members are vital to the Food Bank of Central Louisiana. As part of the team, AmeriCorps Members assist with distributing food across the 11-parish service area and pack and sort food for distribution.

AmeriCorps Members receive benefits including paid living allowance, education award, student loan deferment, skills training and employer networks.

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and national service, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement.

Each year, the agency invests more than $800 million in grants for local nonprofit, community, tribal, and state organizations; places more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers. Learn more at

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is a non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger in central Louisiana. The Food Bank distributes food and grocery products to needy families through a network of approved charitable agencies in the following eleven parishes: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon and Winn.

This program is supported by a grant from Volunteer Louisiana Commission in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

For more information about the information session, or how to join the AmeriCorps program, please contact Liz Matthews at 318-445-2773, ext. 222 or


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