Hunger Summit Focuses on Food Insecurity

Over 27,000 men, women and children in Lafourche Parish, Terrebonne Parish and Grand Isle lack adequate, healthful meals on a daily basis. That’s one in seven residents of the Bayou Region who are considered food insecure, according to statistics shared by Second Harvest Food Bank at the first-ever Bayou Region Summit on Hunger October 8 at the Lafourche Parish Government Complex in Mathews.

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BCF, Second Harvest to Host Summit on Hunger

Bayou Community Foundation and Second Harvest Food Bank will host the first-ever “Bayou Region Summit on Hunger” on Tuesday, October 8 to increase awareness about food insecurity in Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes and Grand Isle, and to strengthen efforts to address hunger in our region.   Participants will include local nonprofits, government agencies, churches and other volunteer groups involved in providing food and other services to the needy in our area.

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BCF Conference Helps Nonprofits Grow

Over 100 nonprofit representatives attended the Bayou Community Foundation’s 2019 Bayou Region Nonprofit Conference on Friday, August 16, 2019, designed to help local nonprofit staff and Board members strengthen their organizations and the impact that they make on our community.

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BCF Awards $205,070 in Grants

(HOUMA) The Bayou Community Foundation (BCF) today presented grants totaling $205,070 to 28 non-profit organizations working in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Grand Isle as part of the foundation’s seventh annual competitive grants program.  With today’s announcement, the community foundation and its generous donors have funded 152 nonprofit grants worth over $1.2 million since 2013 to fill critical needs in our Bayou Region.

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Nonprofits: Register for BayouGives by March 11!

Bayou Community Foundation is excited to announce the first-ever community giving day just for our Bayou Region – BayouGives on Tuesday, April 30!  Terrebonne, Lafourche and Grand Isle nonprofit organizations are eligible to participate in this 24-hour online giving event and nonprofit registration is now open through Monday, March 11 at www.BayouGives.org.

The goal of BayouGives is to inspire our Terrebonne, Lafourche and Grand Isle community to come together as one to support the critical work of our local nonprofits on this exciting giving day.  Join us in celebrating the unique culture and generous spirt of our Bayou Region by registering your nonprofit for BayouGives by March 11! For more information, visit www.BayouGives.orgor email Bayou Community Foundation at armandj@bayoucf.org.