The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and Ascension Parish Health Unit plan commodity distributions next week in Gonzales and Donaldsonville.

The food bank will hand out food from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Lemann Memorial Center, 1100 Clay St., Donaldsonville and from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center on St. Landry Road in Gonzales.

Food for Families also will host distributions from 8 a.m. to noon at the same locations on the same dates. Food for Families is a Catholic Charities program. New applications for the program will be accepted during the distribution.

The commodities program is a federal program that makes donated foods available to emergency feeding organizations that provide food staples to qualified residents to relieve situations of emergency distress, a news release said.