About Hunger

Hunger Facts

People who are hungry are often forced to make difficult choices between buying food or paying for medicine or the heating bill.  In 2013 the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas provided food and grocery products to 78 hunger relief organizations in a nine county area. These agencies, which are staffed by volunteers,distribute emergency food to more than 188,058 different individuals. Senior citizens are ranked 2nd in food insecurity and children are ranked 9th.

2014 Annual Fund Campaign

2014 Annual Fund Campaign

End Hunger and Feed Hope! Every dollar donated to the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas will help provide food for 1.6 million meals for hungry children, families, and seniors. Look for the Annual Fund Campaign voucher in the mail and send in a donation to support hungry neighbors of north central Arkansas. Every dollar given makes a difference for the over 30,000 food insecure residents.

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Arkansas Take Back

Arkansas Take Back 20/20 Drive Envision a Drug-Free, Hunger Free Arkansas! Saturday, April 26th For a location nearest you visit: www.artakeback.org. Sponsored by the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Benton Police, and Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy.Read more

Seniors Facing Hunger

The agencies of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas serve the most vulnerable individuals.  Over 14% of those served are over age 65.  Over 34% of those individuals reported having at least one household member in poor health. In Mountain Home, Arkansas over 60% of the population is over the age of 60. It is not uncommon for us to have a neighbor or family member who is living alone, caring for themselves, and surviving on a limited income. When you support the work of the Food Bank and our agencies you are providing much needed food resources to our growing senior population.

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