Arkansas Foodbank has numerous community events with our community partners. AF partners with corporations, churches, organizations and individuals throughout our 33 county service area to help bring awareness to the hunger needs in our communities as well as raise funds to help feed the hungry. Throughout the year these incredible sponsors host some really fun events to help us in the fight against hunger.
June 5 – 26, 2018
THV11 and the Arkansas Foodbank are celebrating the 18th year of the Summer Cereal Drive!
The Summer Cereal Drive provides non-perishable breakfast items that are both nutritious and kid-friendly for children and families in Central Arkansas who would otherwise go without the most important meal of the day – breakfast.
There are two ways to participate in Summer Cereal Drive. You can come to our community sites and drop off your donations or you can create a team! Get your friends, family or coworkers together and form a team to compete in our drive. You can collect cereal, breakfast items and money during the month of June and then bring it on the designated drop off day to see which team brings in the most for each division!
September is Hunger Action Month – a month where people all over America stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. It’s a month to spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis, and dedicate ourselves to a solution. Will you join in?
More details and a month long calendar of events coming soon! Be sure to check back!
Questions? Contact Sherri Jones at 501-569-4316.
This year, as a part of Hunger Action Month, the Arkansas Foodbank will host a Food For Kids Pack-a-thon.
Our goal is for 400 volunteers to pack 10,000 backpacks for our Backpack Program to continue to increase distribution of nutritious food and make an even greater impact in the communities we serve.
For sponsorship opportunities contact Sherri Jones at 501-569-4316.
For volunteer opportunities contact Amber Bryant at 501-569-4320.
Chili Fights in the Heights is a family friendly event put on by the Hat Club of Little Rock in conjunction with the Heights Neighborhood Association and Heights Business Association (along with the help of a few fun oriented citizens) with the hope of bringing the community together, showing off our unique area of town and generating a charitable donation for the Arkansas Foodbank.
More information coming soon!
Have questions or want to volunteer? Contact Nick Bradford at 501.569.4315.
Thanksgiving Day 2018
Join Go!Running for the annual Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving day. This race is free and fun for the whole family. Instead of a typical race entry fee, simply bring a monetary or non-perishable food donation to the race for the Arkansas Foodbank. For more information and to register click here.
Questions? Contact Nick Bradford at 501.569.4315.
December 6, 2018
KARK Channel 4 will host an all day telethon benefiting the Arkansas Foodbank. The telethon will last from 5 am – 11 pm and will be featured live on air during KARK’s morning, mid-day and evening newscasts. KARK generously runs promotional ads all week, highlighting our efforts to fight hunger in Arkansas. The money raised from this year’s telethon will allow the Arkansas Foodbank to continue to support over 450 partner agencies in our 33 county service area that provide food in their local communities.
For sponsorship opportunities contact Hanna French at 501-569-4329.