Jonesboro, November 17, 2020: The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas announced that a grant it received from the Mississippi County Community Foundation, totaling $1,498, is being used to provide emergency food assistance through a drive-thru mobile pantry food distribution for struggling families in Mississippi County.
According to Christie Jordan, CEO of the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, the number of people requesting emergency food assistance is still high.
“The grant award will assist the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas in conducting mobile pantry distributions for families at risk of hunger in Mississippi County,” said Jordan. “As the primary source for emergency food distribution in Northeast Arkansas, the Food Bank not only supplies much needed food, but also provides hope during these times of uncertainty. For people facing hunger—hope is a hot meal, a bag of groceries, a well‐nourished child.”
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 119,000 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.