After Record Year of Need, Arkansas Foodbank Reports 37% Increase in Pounds Distributed During 2020

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Jan. 19, 2021) – In 2020, Arkansas Foodbank distributed 40.4 million pounds of food across central and southern Arkansas, a 37% increase from 2019. The Foodbank attributes the sharp rise in distribution to the economic impact the coronavirus pandemic had on communities across central and southern Arkansas. As workers were laid off, … Continued

Food Banks in Arkansas Unite to Provide Additional Weekly Food Assistance to Low-Income Families with Children

TANF funding received to expand school pantries to increase access to food for families in Arkansas. Little Rock, Ark. (Oct. 12, 2020) – Arkansas Foodbank recently announced the Emergency School Pantry Program in partnership with five other Feeding America foodbanks in Arkansas. The 36-week program will provide emergency food boxes to low-income families with children … Continued

Meet Our Community Initiatives Intern

We sat down with our Community Initiatives Intern, Jacquita Johnson. Learn more from her Q & A session below!   Name: Jacquita N. Johnson Hometown: Little Rock, AR School Attended: Bachelor of Science from Texas Southern University in Health and Administration in 2017 What brought you to the Foodbank? After returning from Peace Corps South Africa … Continued