About Us

Our Mission

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.

Our History

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.

Associations & Memberships

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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