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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








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