Tagged: arkansas foodbank

4 Ways To Make New Friends Fast in Metro Little Rock

by Metro Little Rock Staff 9/29/2016 12:10 am

Often it’s not the packing and unpacking that’s the most daunting part of a move, it’s building a new group of friends, a new support network. But don’t worry. We’re here to help!

Big Orange Partners with the Arkansas Foodbank for Hunger Action Month

by Lydia McAllister 8/30/2016 3:37 pm

From Sept. 8-14, Big Orange is partnering with the Arkansas Foodbank during Hunger Action Month to help end hunger in the state. The week will be filled with daily specials and all proceeds from these select menu items will be donated to the Arkansas Foodbank.

Pioneering Parents: Shana Buterbaugh, Cranksgiving

by Kyle Massey 6/9/2016 12:00 am

An avid cyclist, Shana Buterbaugh of Little Rock uses her pastime to benefit others, often in tandem with organizations fighting hunger.

Arkansas Foodbank CEO Rhonda Sanders: Merger A 'No-Brainer'

by Alexis Crowe 4/5/2016 11:12 am

After the Foodbank and Rice Depot celebrated their merger with an event at the end of March, Arkansas Business sat down with CEO Rhonda Sanders to get more details about the changes and what is to come.

Arkansas Rice Depot, Foodbank Merge, Announce Mission Statement

by Alexis Crowe 3/30/2016 11:11 am

The Arkansas Foodbank and Arkansas Rice Depot on Wednesday celebrated the two organizations' merger and revealed a new logo and mission statement, "United to Fight Hunger."

OK Foods Gives 40K Pounds of Chicken to Arkansas Foodbank

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/29/2015 7:58 am

The Arkansas Foodbank said this week that it received 40,000 pounds of chicken from OK Foods of Fort Smith.

5 Holiday Activities to Repeat Every Yuletide Season

by Heather Bennett and Blair Neel 12/9/2015 12:00 am

From seeing the lights outdoors to stringing up your own popcorn garland while holiday movie magic plays in the background, here are five favorite holiday traditions you can make your own.

Heights Businesses to Help Fight Hunger

by Soirée Staff 11/19/2015 6:28 am

Businesses in The Heights are collecting food for the holidays to benefit the Arkansas Foodbank this season. Here's where you can drop off donations and check out which items are needed right now.

EAST Initiative Adds Three to Board of Directors (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Dean Kahler, Jim Rollins and Brent Staley have joined the board of directors of Environmental & Spatial Technology Inc. of Little Rock, better known as the EAST Initiative.

Arkansas Foodbank, Arkansas Rice Depot to Merge

by Soirée Staff 9/28/2015 6:50 am

Both nonprofits are dedicated to serving hungry Arkansans through various programs reaching school-aged children, college students, families and seniors.

Help the Arkansas Foodbank 'Drive Away Hunger'

by Sandra McGrew 9/17/2015 8:30 am

Drive Away Hunger is the Arkansas Foodbank’s newest fundraiser to raise awareness of food insecurity in our state.

Empty Bowls

by Staff 6/30/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Foodbank’s signature annual event, Empty Bowls raises funds and awareness for the Foodbank’s mission. Chaired by Anton and Jillian Janik and held at Next Level Events, the event featured hors d’oeuvres, auction items and more.

Where to Find Free Summer Meal Sites for Kids in Arkansas

by Blair Neel 6/9/2015 12:00 pm

Every year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program provides nutritious meals to children in low-income families while school is not in session. Meals are completely free and available to children ages 18 years and under. Summer meal sites are located in all 75 counties in the Natural State; here's where to find free summer meals for children in Arkansas!

Help National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger May 9

by Blair Neel 5/4/2015 10:40 am

It's easy: Simply leave your nonperishable food donations at your mailbox this Saturday and your mail carrier will pick it up!

Anton and Jillian Janik Answer Five Questions on Arkansas Foodbank's Empty Bowls, Full Glasses Events

by Tre Baker 4/20/2015 8:15 am

Empty Bowls, the Arkansas Foodbank’s signature event, is scheduled for this Thursday, April 23, at Next Level Events in Little Rock. THV 11's Tom Brannon will get the party started at 5:30 p.m. Guests will be treated to an extensive menu featuring some of their favorite central Arkansas eateries, and then will browse the extensive art auction complete with paintings, drawings, pottery and more.

Arkansas Foodbank Hires Jayne Ann Kita as Chief Program Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2015 11:31 am

Kita will oversee strategic planning and oversight of all program activities to ensure that food is distributed equitably to member agencies throughout the agency's 33-county service area, according to a news release.

Arkansas Foodbank Distributes 22 Million Pounds of Food in 2014

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2015 9:23 am

The Arkansas Foodbank distributed more than 22 million pounds of food in 2014. The total beat the previous record set in 2013 by nearly 1.5 million pounds, an increase of 7 percent.

Empty Bowls

by Staff 7/1/2014 12:01 am

Arkansas Foodbank held the 12th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser at Next Level Events, during which works created by Arkansas artists were auctioned off. Those at the event heard local music from “The Rodney Block Band.” The honorary chairs were Dr. Laurence H. Miller and his wife, Anne.

Help Feed Your Neighbors at Stamp Out Hunger Drive Saturday

by Lee Hogan 5/10/2014 8:30 am

Stamp Out Hunger is the largest, single-day food drive in the nation, and one of the easiest ways to make a difference in your community.

Arkansas Foodbank Announces New Summer Feeding Sites

by Lauren James 4/24/2014 8:00 am

The Arkansas Foodbank, the largest food bank in Arkansas, will participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program this summer by sponsoring two summer feeding sites.