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FAQ on Ordering
There is a great deal of planning and preparation that our team must accomplish in order to properly serve you and our other agencies across our nine county service area. It is critical that we have your order in advance so we can ensure that pickups and deliveries are accomplished in a timely fashion. This will protect your agency’s staff and volunteer time as well as ours.
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 lose your ability to receive monthly commodities.
, or mail to P.O. Box 128 - Norfork, Arkansas 72658
After completing the form, please fax or e-mail it 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.
FAQ on Reporting
We are required to report meals and pounds distributed in our service area to USDA and Feeding America. The data on your Agency Reports are also valuable to us as we apply for grant to offset costs associated with obtaining, processing, warehousing and distributing food to your agency. Grant dollars help us keep are Shared Maintenance Fees low so your dollars go farther.
Sample Agency Documents
These are documents that we use at the Norfork Food Pantry. You are welcome to use them for your work. If you need the original so you can make changes please email Mary Jo at email@example.com
Good Practices for Food Storage
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.
Programs to offer your Clients
Learn how to help clients with electric bills
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.
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...
Jeff Quick -
(Staff, Board of Directors, Banks, Ballard & Company, Wells Fargo)
Presentations to the Public
(Regarding any topic.)
Searcy County Mobile Pantry
Mary Jo McLean -
Assistance with making a donation.
Assistance with receiving donation history
Assistance with receiving receipt letter for donations.
Brian Maness -
Food Safety & Handling
Building, Vehicles, & Grounds
Susan Gregory -
No Kid Hungry Campaign
No Kid Hungry Pilot Programs
SNAP & WIC Outreach
(Life Skills classes)
(Job Skills classes)
Childhood Hunger Summit
Community Table Events
(Regarding No Kid Hungry Campaign.)
Victoria Moore -
(INCOMING: Monthly Agency Reports, USDA Monthly Reports)
(OUTGOING: Feeding America Reports, ARHA Reports, USDA Reports)
AGENCY ACCOUNT BALANCES
WALMART RETAIL DONATION
USDA COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION
Carol Petty -
General Agency Information
(Including: Becoming an Agency, Criteria, Selection)
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Food Bank of North Central Arkansas
14215 HWY 5 South
Norfork, AR 72658