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.

Spring

 Saturday, April 13th

Food Trucks, Craft Beer & Live Entertainment at Outlets of Little Rock. This fun filled day benefits Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance & Arkansas Food Bank! Treat your taste buds while giving back to the local community, a win-win! No refunds or exchanges will be issued. Children under 12 are free to enter the gates. Food and drink will be available for purchase separately. Alcohol sales will only be made to festival goers 21+ with a valid I.D.

Sunday, April 14th

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jewish Food and Cultural Festival includes traditional Jewish foods: brisket, kosher hot dogs, cabbage rolls, blintzes, kugel and more, as well as homemade Jewish treats including rugelach, babka, challah, and chocolate-covered matzo. Israeli dishes such as falafel, hummus, and Israeli salad are available too.

The Jewish Food and Cultural Festival also features booths on Jewish and Israeli culture. At the ever-popular “Ask-the-Rabbi” booth, visitors can learn about Judaism itself, from Jewish holidays to life-cycle customs.

At a replica of the Western Wall visitors can leave a note of prayer, just as people do at the actual wall in Jerusalem. Judaica, jewelry, and other gift items created by local Jewish artists are on display and for sale.

Entertainment throughout the day includes contemporary and traditional Jewish music by local and regional musicians.

The Jewish Food and Cultural Festival brings together Jews from throughout the state of Arkansas who take pride in sharing their traditions with the broader community.

 

Saturday, May 4th

On May 4th, we’ll take the fiesta to the streets with our 3rd Annual Street Festival – CINCO de HEIGHTS! We’ll shut down the street in front of HTT for a few hours of incredible live music, a golf cart decorating competition, a golf cart giveaway, kid’tivities, Margarita Shacks, Beer Tents, Mojito Zones, Tacos, Street Snacks, and lots more! Start decorating those golf carts, ladies and gentlemen – the prizes and the bragging rights are HUGE. Our celebrity judges will award three lucky winners in these categories – Best Kids Cart, Most Creative Cart, and Best Cinco Cart – get to it!

 

WANT TO WIN THE GOLF CART?
Purchase an Arkansas Foodbank Partners Token at one of several Heights locally-owned businesses (locations TBA) for $1 April 4th – May 4th. Every dollar will be donated to the Arkansas Foodbank and each token enters you to win the EZ-GO Golf Cart. Tokens may be used May 6th – May 31st at participating Heights locations for special offers and discounts AND each token is one entry to WIN THE CART!

 

Dates / Hours:

Friday, May 17            11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday, May 18       11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sunday, May 19          11:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Summer

June 4 – 25, 2019

THV11 and the Arkansas Foodbank are celebrating the 19th 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!

Visit the Summer Cereal Drive Page to learn more!

 


FALL

 

September 2019

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 Brandi Johnston at 501-569-4361.

 

 

September 2019

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.

 

 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

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 2019

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.


 

WINTER

December 2019

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.