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Our mission of Building Bridges from Hunger to Hope goes beyond providing meals to those in need. We believe that when our entire community comes together around issues of poverty and hunger, we are better able to provide resources and education to meet the long term needs of those we serve.
At the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas we endeavor to meet immediate needs by providing food and grocery items through a network of partner hunger relief organizations. Then, through an intentional effort of education and training, we endeavor to care for individual's long term needs. Classes include Shopping Matters, Cooking Matters, and Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World.
The Food Bank of North Central Arkansas had humble grassroots beginnings as the Norfork Community Care Program. In 1982, a devastating flood crippled the area, and thousands were displaced and in need of food and shelter. To meet the immediate need, Alice and Hubert Ayers established a soup kitchen out of their home in Norfork. With the help of many volunteers and the Salvation Army, they served flood victims and rescue workers. Today more than 2.7 million pounds of food are distributed annually throughout our nine county service area as a Partner Distribution Organization of Feeding America.
Feeding America Partner Distribution Organization
Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance Founding Member
United Way In-Kind Warehouse
USDA Commodity Foods Distributor
Arkansas Gleaning Project Partner
Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry Partner
Arkansas Non-Profit Alliance Member
Cotter Chamber of Commerce Member
Mountain Home Chamber of Commerce Member
Unified Community Resource Council Member
Growing a Healthy Searcy County Member
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Food Bank of North Central Arkansas
14215 HWY 5 South
Norfork, AR 72658