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There are many reasons why you should give. Your gift will make a difference.

Just $15 per month will provide food assistance for a family of four. You can also designate funds for our annual Great Turkey Giveaway event, where we provide 500+ turkeys with all the trimmings to families on the Saturday before Christmas.

If you’d like to designate your gift for a specific purpose, such as the Great Turkey Giveaway, please leave a note when you check out with PayPal.

Whatever you can give, we are grateful, and we recognize our generous donors on our Donor Recognition page.

A Good Investment

  • The Shepherd’s Market supplies food to 400 families per month.
  • On average, each household takes home 50 pounds of food, and the pantry distributes 20,000 pounds of food per month.
  • In addition to our Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank allotment, it will take a minimum of $100,000 to purchase the necessary supplemental food that keeps the pantry well-stocked for each family.
  • The Shepherd’s Market is 100% volunteer-run, meaning that every donated dollar is spent directly on food and household items for the families in need.

The Shepherd’s Market is the largest project of Opening Doors, a Louisiana Nonprofit Corporation. Opening Doors is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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