Statewide Medicaid services provider Amerigroup Louisiana has donated $10,000 to help support the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Program.

The money has gone directly toward food distributions in Livingston Parish, considered a food desert, a news release said. According to Feeding America, a food desert is any location where access to fresh and healthy food is limited.

“Being able to partner with companies like Amerigroup to distribute nutritious food directly to those who are hungry right there in their own neighborhoods is a great example of our mission and continued outreach efforts,” said Mike Manning, president and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

“Amerigroup is aware that if we want to be successful in improving health across our state, we have to help enable access to food and nutrition that promotes healthy living,” said Sonya Nelson, president of Amerigroup Louisiana.

To learn about the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, upcoming food distributions and how to get involved, visit brfoodbank.org/news-events/programs/mobile-pantries.