The Arkansas Foodbank has 450 member agencies in our 33-county service area in Central and Southern Arkansas. Here you will find the tools necessary to join the Arkansas Foodbank as a partner agency and to help manage and run your agency.

Want to become one of our partner agencies?

Arkansas Foodbank member agencies are on-the-ground food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters that provide direct services in their communities. We also work with schools, college campuses, afterschool programs and senior centers. Several factors are taken into consideration when selecting organizations for membership, including existing food pantries in the area, proximity of the food pantries to each other, proposed days and hours of distribution, and whether the organization will provide a service that is not being provided in that area.

We strongly discourage duplicated efforts, so we suggest using our Agency Locator Tool to determine if current Arkansas Foodbank members already serve your area. If you feel that there are no agencies serving your community and you would like to open a pantry, please review criteria for membership (link below) to ensure eligibility.


Member Agency Qualifying Criteria

Click here to see if your church or organization qualifies(full packet)

Criteria Check List(quick checklist)

If your organization is eligible, contact the Arkansas Foodbank at 501.569.4326 to obtain an application.  Once the Membership Application Packet is complete mail it to:

Arkansas Foodbank
4301 W 65th Street
Little Rock, AR 72209

For any further questions, contact Connie Bledsoe, Agency Relations Director, at 501.569.4326



Interested in our Food For Kids program?

We are not currently adding any new backpack sites.  If you want to be added to a wait list or want further information please contact our Chief Community Initiatives Officer, Regina Taylor at 501.569.4331.