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Garland hunger agencies receive Foodbank equipment donations
Garland hunger agencies receive Foodbank equipment donations
Foodbank Awards Equipment Worth $160,000 to Hunger Agencies

LITTLE ROCK, AR --  The Arkansas Foodbank has awarded $160,000 worth of freezers, walk-in coolers, shelving, pallet jacks and other warehouse equipment  to church food pantries and other hunger agencies that use the Foodbank as a source of supplies to help them improve their capacity for helping the hungry.

The grants were announced by CEO Phyllis Haynes and Dianne Williams,  the Foodbank’s Chief Program Officer.

The vans are a continuation of infrastructure improvements that were funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation following the construction of the Foodbank’s new Reynolds-funded Donald W. Reynolds Distribution Center, the new 70,000-sq.-ft. Foodbank warehouse that opened a year ago at 4301 W. 65th St. in Little Rock.

Foodbank CEO Phyllis Haynes, Foodbank board members, Program Director Dianne Williams, and other Foodbank staff were slated to be on hand for the presentations. 

Agencies receiving trailers are Faith Fellowship Church Food Pantry of Hot Springs, the Share a Prayer Ministries of Pine Bluff, Revival Center COGIC of Helena, Friendly Chapel of North Little Rock, the Full Gospel Outreach Ministry of Montrose and Soul Food Cafe Mission of Conway.

The Arkansas Foodbank’s infrastructure improvements are part of a push to increase the amount of aid  provided to Foodbank member agencies that serve hungry Arkansans directly. The current economic crisis has added urgency to this effort.

The Arkansas Foodbank serves about 300 food pantries, shelters, school-based feeding programs and soup kitchens in a 33-county service area in central and south Arkansas.

The Arkansas Foodbank is the largest nongovernment provider of donated food in Arkansas. It is a member of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

 

About the Arkansas Foodbank

The Arkansas Foodbank, the largest food bank in Arkansas, is a member of Feeding America and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. Its warehouses in Little Rock and Warren, Ark., serve approximately 300 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies that provide aid directly to hungry Arkansans. Last year the Foodbank distributed 13.3 million pounds of food to agencies that help feed hungry people. For information on how you can fight hunger, visit arkansasfoodbank.org

 

2011-2012 EQUIPMENT GRANT AWARDS BY COUNTY

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COUNTY

AGENCY

AWARD

Ashley

Greater Crossett Area Food Pantry

platform cart

 

Full Gospel Outreach Ministry

computer/printer/software

Calhoun

Cayce’s Charities

25 cf chest freezer

Cleveland

Greenland Baptist Church

23 cf upright freezer

Conway

Conway County Cares

three-door freezer

Drew

Immanuel Baptist Church

25 cf chest freezer

 

Revival Center Food Pantry

walk in freezer

Faulkner

Neighborhood Youth Ministries

computer/printer/software

 

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church

23 cf refrigerator

 

Greater Pleasant Branch Baptist Church

23 cf fridge & 25 cf freezer

 

Soul Food Café Mission

Walk-in cooler

Garland

Faith Fellowship

72 cf cooler & 72 cf freezer

Hot Spring

Stella Smith Boys & Girls Club

2 units shelving

Independence

Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches

2 insulated travel boxes

Jefferson

East Side Baptist Church

23 cf refrigerator

 

Share-a-Prayer

3 units shelving

 

College Heights Church of Christ

25 cf chest freezer

 

TOPPS, Inc.

$2500 toward vent a hood

Lee

Revival Center COGIC – Rondo

6 burner/2 oven gas stove

Lincoln

Willie O Thomas Food Pantry

25 cf chest freezer

 

Lend-a-Hand

23 cf refrigerator

Montgomery

Barr Memorial Presbyterian Church

2 hoop greenhouses

Pope

Cedar Grove Food Bank

1 insulated travel box

 

Welcome Hill Assembly of God

computer/printer/software

 

Zion Lutheran Church

3 utility carts

Pulaski

The Salvation Army – Little Rock

walk-in freezer

 

Primrose Food Pantry

computer/printer

 

Amboy Community Food Pantry

6 units shelving

 

Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church

2 units shelving

 

Mt. Zion Food Pantry

19 cf upright freezer

 

Otter Creek Assembly of God

walk-in freezer

 

Life Line Baptist

23 cf refrigerator

 

Sylvan Hills Crisis Corner

pallet jack

 

Second Baptist Church

22 cf chest freezer

 

Maddox Road Baptist Church

computer/printer/software

 

Gaines House, Inc.

23 cf upright freezer

 

Sober Living

23 cf upright freezer

 

Roland Crisis Closet

3 stainless steel prep tables

 

Recovery Centers of Arkansas

$500 toward dining room supplies

 

Little Rock Church

walk-in cooler

 

Promiseland Ministries

double convection oven

Saline

Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene

23 cf upright freezer

 

First Southern Baptist Church

2 units shelving

 

Northside Church of Christ

pallet jack

Union

South Arkansas Substance Abuse

walk-in freezer

Van Buren

Choctaw Food Pantry

walk-in cooler

White

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

walk-in freezer