Arkansas Foodbank Announces Summer Feeding Sites

May 25th, 2021 – Arkansas Foodbank recently announced 11 summer feeding sites which will provide crucial nutrition during the summer months when school is not in session and children lose access to free meals. Most sites provide breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday.

“Arkansas Foodbank is committed to ensuring that children have the food they need to thrive in the summer months when schools are closed,” said Regina Taylor, chief community initiatives officer for the Foodbank. “With the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, we’ll be working with local partners to provide children with enough food to eat at no cost.”

All sites are open, meaning the children do not have to be enrolled in a program and can show up at meal-time to receive food.

These sites are part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and are designed to replace free- and reduced-price meals that the children would normally receive at school. These grab-and-go meals will be provided to all children without charge and the same meals will be served to all children 18 years of age and under, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

Altheimer Public Library
222 S Edline| Altheimer, AR
Breakfast & Lunch will be served 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Monday – Thursday
June 1st – July 30th

Carlisle Pentecostal Church of God
403 W Scott St | Carlisle, AR
Breakfast & Lunch will be served 11:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
June 1st – August 13th

Carlisle Public Library
105 E 5th St | Carlisle, AR
Breakfast & Lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 11:30p.m.
Monday – Friday
June 1st – August 13th

Cleburne Co Library
1009 W Main St | Heber Springs, AR
Breakfast & Lunch will be served 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Monday – Thursday
June 1st – August 13th

Community Park
110 S 1st St| Wabbaseka, AR
Breakfast & Lunch will be served 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Monday – Thursday
June 1st – July 30th

Creekside Trailer Park
179 Quarry Ln | Heber Springs, AR
Breakfast & Lunch will be served 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Monday – Thursday
June 1st – August 13th

Heber Spring Middle School
602 Case St | Heber Springs, AR
Breakfast & Lunch will be served 11:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Monday – Thursday
June 1st – August 13th

Immanuel Baptist Church
1412 Bobby L Glover Hwy | Carlisle, AR
Breakfast & Lunch will be served 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Monday – Friday
June 1st – August 13th

Valley Estates
723 N Van Buren | Heber Springs, AR
Breakfast & Lunch will be served 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.
Monday – Thursday
June 1st – August 13th

Watson Chapel Library
4120 S Camden Rd | Pine Bluff, AR
Breakfast & Lunch will be served 11:00 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m.
Monday – Thursday
June 1st – July 30th

Waves of Prayer
313 College Ave| Elaine, AR
Breakfast & Lunch will be served 11:00 to 12:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday
June 8th – August 6th

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 0

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

About Arkansas Foodbank

Arkansas Foodbank, the largest hunger relief organization in Arkansas, offers innovative programming focused on serving hungry Arkansans with healthy and nutritious food. Programs like Food For Kids, Food For Families and Food For Seniors provide food and other resources for more than 400 food pantries, schools, shelters, senior centers and other agencies that directly aid hungry Arkansans. For information on how you can fight hunger, visit arkansasfoodbank.org. The Foodbank is a proud member of Feeding America and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

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