Arkansas consistently ranks at or near the top in terms of the percentage of our state's population that is at risk of hunger (food insecure).
Do these statistics shock you?!
There is an urgent need now to help Arkansas’ hunger relief organizations. Due to changes in the SNAP program (food stamps), many Arkansans no longer qualify for food assistance benefits. This is having a significant impact on hunger relief organizations across the state as thousands more people are looking for food assistance. Consequently, hunger relief organizations are in need of more food to help our neighbors in need. (Read: Food Pantries Need Donations as Thousands More Looking for Aid)
Wouldn’t you like to help fill the shelves?!
This is our opportunity to work together to help our neighbors in need! The Great Arkansas Food Drive will take place from September 1-30 during National Hunger Action Month. The goal is to rally thousands of people like you from across the state to purchase and donate pre-filled grocery bags to their choice of one of six Arkansas hunger relief organizations using the Be Neighborly app, developed by The Pack Shack. Yes! The actual grocery bags you purchase and donate will be delivered to the hunger relief organization you choose from these options:
Doesn't this sound easy?!
We've carefully selected products from reputable brands (ConAgra, General Mills, Tyson Foods, and Procter & Gamble for starters, maybe more to come) that are of high value to hunger relief organizations and put those products together in grocery bags of various values, from $15 to $49. Simply download the Be Neighborly app, then choose the grocery bag or bags you'd like to purchase and donate as an individual or as part of a team. After that, select the hunger relief organization to which you would like your grocery bag delivered. We'll consolidate all of the orders from across the state during the month and make one giant delivery to each of the participating hunger relief organizations in October. And we'll share the pictures, videos, and stories with you as we do it!
Well, for some really good reasons:
Doesn't this make a lot of sense?!
Getting started with and using Be Neighborly is easy!
Are you ready to join the Great Arkansas Food Drive?! Take the next step!
For Media Inquiries:
Contact Lindsay Wallace at Mitchell at 479.443.4673. Click here for the full press release.
Watch the Fox16 News interview with Bret Raymond.