City of Central Food Bank
Central, Louisiana

Central, Louisiana

OUR MISSION
The Mission of the Central Food Distribution Services, Inc.  is to alleviate hunger in the City of Central, LA.  To Promote awareness of hunger in the City of Central, LA.  To Continue to develop and maintain a network for food acquisition, storage, and distribution of food in the City of Central, LA.  To seek out and collaborate with other organizations who share the mission to alleviate hunger in the City of Central, LA. 

OUR HISTORY

Since 1986 the Central Food Bank has assisted Central families in need. The founders of the food bank were Bill Westbrook, Doug Welborn, Dennis Lewis, and many volunteers.  

With donations from the community the food bank operated out of a small room of the Central Fire Station on Sullivan Road.   The food bank would not even exist without the hard work and dedication of two kind-hearted volunteers, Pete and Anna Marie Grissom who dedicated their lives to running the food bank since its conception in 1989. In the early years, donations were few and far between with non -perishable food coming in from a few donation barrels located in Central’s Winn Dixie and a few churches. 



IN MEMORY

Our Board of Directors 

Officers

E. Michelle Lewis

President/CEO, 
Social Media & Web Design, 
Shift C Sr. Volunteer

Ronald Erickson Sr.

Vice President

Kevin L. Keithly

Treasurer,
Distribution Co-Ordinator, 
Marketing Director
Shift C Sr. Volunteer


Nancy Thompson

Secretary, 
Shift B Sr. Volunteer,
Shut-In Delivory

Walton "TI" Barnes

Legal Advisor 

Our Board of Directors

Board Members

John G. Knaps

Board Member, 
Shift C Volunteer

Danny Johnson

Board Member, 
Shift A Sr. Volunteer, 
Donation Pick-Up

John Heffner

Board Member, 
Shift A Volunteer

Our Team

Shift A & B Volunteers

Cindy Stevens

Shift A Volunteer

Happy

Happy All Day

Sandi Heffner

Shift A Volunteer

Suzanne Merrill

Shift A Volunteer

Michelle Robertson

Shift B Volunteer

Our Team

Shift C

Kim Patton

Shift C Volunteer

Ariana Patton

Shift C Volunteer

Leslie Shannon

Shift C Volunteer