Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank dedicates new location

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - After calling the warehouse at 5546 Choctaw home for 17 years, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank has now moved to a new location at the Fraenkel Center.

The Food Bank will be hosted a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the new facility located at 10600 South Choctaw.

The new facility will enable the Food Bank to better serve its 11 parishes by increasing capacity, efficiency and output.

More than three times the square footage of the former Food Bank warehouse, the Fraenkel Center facility is the foundation of a transformation for the Food Bank.

The Fraenkel Center is the former site of Fraenkel Furniture, a very successful furniture store owned by Albert Fraenkel who operated out of the facility for decades - opening its doors back in 1973. 

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank completed the move to the new facility over the holidays and will continue to serve over 130 agencies across 11 parishes from the new location.