The Arkansas Foodbank is the state’s largest non-governmental provider of emergency food aid. In 2016, the Arkansas Foodbank distributed 25 million pounds of food; the highest ever in our 33 year history. The Arkansas Foodbank operates as a distribution hub for over 450 partner agencies in 33 counties in central and south Arkansas. These agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, youth programs, senior centers, schools and emergency shelters. Foodbank member agencies service approximately 30,000 people per week—touching the lives of 280,000 individuals every year.