Locations: 1378 June Self Drive, Bethel Heights
Website: http:// www.nwafoodbank.org
Mission: Nourishing Northwest Arkansas communities by feeding hungry people.
Vision: Being the leader to end hunger in Northwest Arkansas through the building of partnerships.
About: With the population of Northwest Arkansas continuing to grow at a rapid rate, the need for food distribution services to those facing or experiencing hunger is increasing. In 2008, the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank distributed over three million pounds of food in Benton, Washington, Madison, and Carroll counties. It is through partnerships with over 100 member agencies that we are able to reach out to those in need. The Food Bank is now a full affiliate of Feeding America, formerly known as Americas Second harvest. This affiliation allows the Food Bank to access additional nation-wide monetary resources and food donations.
The NWA Food Bank serves over 450,000 people annually in Benton, Washington, Madison and Carroll counties through our partnerships with local human service agencies.
Services/How You Can Help:
Food Drives: If you would like to host a food drive to benefit the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank you can register your food drive online. Your food drive will be added to the monthly calendar once it has been received.
Sponsors: As a sponsor of the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank you can help us provide much needed food to over 450,000 people in our community each year. The Food Bank has been serving our community for 24 years, and is a reputable and visible non-profit in our area. Sponsorships last for one year, and are offered at a variety of levels. You can also be a sponsor of our annual gala.
Share Your Lunch Fundraisers: Adopt a piggy bank, organize an enter office competition or fund drive, schedule a time for piggy bank drop offs, and hold a fundraiser. Your donations will go to help those who are hungry in our community.
Garden Fresh Produce Drives: Your fresh produce can make a big difference to people in our community. Donating fresh produce to the Food Bank means giving nutritious food to those in need. ?Whether you want to donate one of your harvests, or just a little bit as your garden is producing during the summer and fall, we can help distribute the extras to people facing hunger here in Northwest Arkansas. We can store both fruits and vegetables in our cooler at the Food Banks warehouse. ?Produce can be dropped at the warehouse from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. The warehouse is located at: 1378 June Self Drive?, Bethel Heights, AR 72764