The Arkansas Foodbank celebrated the New Year by distributing 20,915,960 pounds of food to Arkansans in 2013. The total surpassed the previous record set in 2012 by more than 4.5 million pounds at 16,344,860.
“The Arkansas Foodbank pulled out all the stops in 2013 to fight hunger,” said Rhonda Sanders, CEO. “Our staff, local agencies and patrons worked diligently to acquire and distribute record amounts of food to Arkansans in need. It took everyone giving their best to make this happen.”
The foodbank looks forward to building and maintaining momentum in 2014 as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.
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, Warren, and Caddo Valley serve approximately 300 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies that provide aid directly to hungry Arkansans.
Last year the foodbank distributed more than 20 million pounds of food to agencies that help feed the hungry. For information on how you can fight hunger, visit the foodbank website at www.arkansasfoodbank.org