Immediate funds are needed now.  Please help us get food out for those who need it most.

 

The Arkansas Foodbank is working closely with Feeding America, our national partner, the Arkansas Department of Health and local school districts to continually monitor all developments with COVID-19.  The health and well being of our staff, volunteers, clients and pantry operators is at the forefront of all we do.

Over the past few weeks, our lives have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19. Events have been canceled or postponed, schools have closed, and travel has been limited. With COVID-19 rapidly spreading through the state, beginning Friday, March 20th, we will limit access to the building to help “flatten the curve” and help slow the spread of this pandemic.  Although we are exceptionally grateful for all of the wonderful volunteer support that we have received in the face of this current health related incident, to allow the continuity of business while practicing social distancing,  we are limiting the amount of volunteers that will be allowed to participate in volunteer activities here at the Arkansas Foodbank.  Until further notice, we will no longer be accepting volunteers through our website.  We will have some limited number of volunteers working with us and this effort will be coordinated through Arkansas Foodbank partnerships and our Volunteer Engagement Department.

Some of you will begin to receive cancellation notifications from our Volunteer Engagement Department that will be shared using our Volunteer management database. If you do not receive an email cancellation then you are still scheduled to volunteer.

The Arkansas Foodbank, and each of you, are a critical piece of the COVID-19 response for the state during this difficult time, and I want to thank you for helping us rise to the occasion.  I want to thank you for your flexibility and cooperation during this period. I also want to thank you for your commitment to our mission of feeding hungry Arkansans and continuing to do your jobs to the best of your ability as we face this pandemic together.

We will continue to provide food to our partners in the 33-counties we serve in central and southern Arkansas. We are providing our pantries with safe alternatives to traditional means of distributions to maintain the safety of our pantries and clients.  For updates in changes in hours or closings of our pantries, please click here.

While most are stocking up on food, water and sanitizing products, we serve a population that cannot afford to do this. In times such as this, it is our most vulnerable populations that suffer the most. We will need your donations now more than ever, as we respond to those in need with additional food and supplies. We are currently utilizing every resource we have to make sure those in need are cared for and have supplies they desperately need. Your donations will help us continue to fill our shelves to ensure children, families and seniors have access to the most basic of necessities during this time.  Click here to donate now.

Hold a Food and Fund Drive

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Volunteers

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Arkansas Foodbank COVID-19 Statement

Click here to see our most up to date statement concerning COVID-19

PANTRIES OPEN DURING COVID-19

Click here to see which of our partners are open and what changes to times and days.  You may also find a list of those that have closed.  Check back often as this is an evolving list.

Mobile Distributions

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SNAP

For questions about SNAP please contact Erica McFadden at 501-569-4311 or 501-265-9820.