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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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