Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas Receives Grant from Arkansas Community Foundation of Greene County

Jonesboro, December 1, 2021:  The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas announced that a grant it received from the Arkansas Community Foundation will fund a fresh produce distribution in Greene County.

Living in an agricultural state, many of us take for granted the access we have to fresh produce, but many of our neighbors can’t always afford to choose healthy fruits and vegetables as part of their regular diet.  The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas has made a commitment to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to families in need.  The awarded grant made possible through the Arkansas Community Foundation of Greene County, an affiliate office of the Arkansas Community Foundation, Inc., enables the Food Bank to distribute thousands of pounds of fresh produce to struggling families in Greene County. 

According to Christie Jordan, CEO of the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, the number of people requesting emergency food assistance is still high.

“We are grateful for the support provided to the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas by the Arkansas Community Foundation of Greene County,” said Jordan.  “This grant will help our organization provide additional fresh, nutritious food resources to families who are facing hunger in Greene County.”

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas provides hunger relief to people in need by raising awareness, securing resources, and distributing food through a network of non-profit agencies and programs.  The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas provides the equivalent of 165,000 meals each week to people facing hunger.  The Food Bank works in partnership with 140 non-profit partner agencies and programs in 12 counties in Northeast Arkansas.  These counties include: Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, Randolph, St. Francis, and Woodruff.  Additionally, the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas is a member of Feeding America, a national network of food banks.  Through our many partnerships, every $1 donated can help provide 4 meals.  For additional information, please visit our website www.foodbankofnea.org.  You can also find the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas on Facebook @FoodBankofNEA, Twitter @foodbankofnea, and Instagram @foodbankofnea.

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