Agency Toolbox

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Reporting & Ordering


Commodity Monthly Inventory Reporting 

  Agency Monthly Report  

 Why does my Agency

need to Report? 


Inventory must be taken at the end of each month and your completed form submitted to the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas within one week of the end of the month. For example if inventory is taken on July 31st then your completed form must be submitted no later than August 7th.  If your form is not received by email or mail by that date you will loose your ability to receive monthly commodities. 

P.O. Box 128 - Norfork, Arkansas 72658


After completing the form, please fax or e-mail to our office before the 10th of each month. Don't forget to share your success stories with us as a part of your report!



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Shopping List 



Ordering Guidelines for

Picking Up at the FBNCA 


Ordering Guidelines

for Direct Deliveries

Don't forget to check out the great deals and specials on the bottom right of your shopping list!



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Good Practices for Food Storage

  Shelf Life Determination   

Temperature Log 


Good Practices Update

  If you are not sure how long an item is good past it's "use by date"? Use this list to determine food shelf life.  This list will enable you to put more good food on the tables of your clients.    Agencies need to keep a log of the daily temperatures on all freezers and refrigerators that store food to be distributed to clients.  These temperatures need to be taken a minimum of once a day, each day that the agency is open and  if possible every day.    Coming Soon 



Programs to offer your Clients


Power to Care


USDA Commodities


Waver of Services

of Interpreter

Learn how to help clients with electric bills  This application will be used by agencies distributing USDA Commodities.  All clients of USDA eligible agencies need to have a completed form for each client they serve in their files.

If a client cannot communicate with the agency staff/volunteer they need to be offered the opportunity to speak with an interpreter.  If they decline to have an interpreter this form should be filled out and maintained as record that an interpreter was offered.


Cooking Matters

At The Store

Cooking Matters

Ready 2 Work &

Getting Ahead Classes

Individuals take a guided tour of the grocery store.  Where there learn about labels, pricing structures, and general nutritional needs. After the tour and a brief written survey attendees will receive a $10 store gift card. You may know this as Shopping Matters
Individuals take this course over a few weeks and are instructed in meal preparation, menu planning and general nutrition. Each class they will be given "homework", they will take food home and be asked to prepare a meal with it.  Attendees will also receive gifts related to meal prep.
  These are classes designed to help individuals obtain and/or maintain steady employment.



Need more information?


Just call 499-7565 or email one of our staff...



General Agency information, Conferences, Getting Ahead, Ready 2 Work, Senior Food programs

Carol Petty


Bridge Bash, Grant Writing, Fundraising and help with presentations

Mary Jo McLean


Completing and Submitting reports, account balances and maintaining logs

Victoria Moore


Administrative, Move Up 2 Independence, Mobilizing your Community, Childhood Hunger programs and speaking to your community/state leaders 

Jeff Quick


Ordering, pickup, delivery  & food safety

John Bryant & Tim Riggs




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