Hunger

Courtesy / Kaitlyn Rush

The goal of the Friendly Fridges of Fayetteville is to address an increase in food insecurity by being a supplement to the Little Free Pantry. Anyone may donate or take food from the first fridge, which is located outside of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Fayetteville.

Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

The Blue & You Foundation is awarding a $50,000 grant to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to support local hunger relief organizations that serve Latinx communities throughout the state. Organizations can apply for up to $2,500 — or up to $5,000 in an emergency — to purchase food, capacity building supplies and utilities. Applications are due July 6.

Officials with the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank and Feed Communities announced the consolidation of their operations last September. The nonprofits recently had their first combined board meeting and representatives from the organizations say the merger will help them better address food insecurity in the region.

Courtesy / No Kid Hungry

A new study commissioned by No Kid Hungry and Feeding identifies economic instability, lack of job opportunities and geographic isolation as primary contributors to the threat of child hunger in rural communities. Arkansas is one of six states included in the study.

KUAF Membership Director Cheri Ottaviano delivered dozens of boxes of donations from KUAF's Giving Tree to Antioch for Youth and Family Food Bank in Fort Smith over the weekend. Antioch for Youth and Family provides nutritious and simple meals to Arkansans in need. You can learn more about Antioch's mission and work here. 

Courtesy / Urban Institute

The Urban Institute has released its Disrupting Food Insecurity Dashboard, an intuitive online public database which reveals just how certain social, health and welfare conditions are directly linked to inconsistent access to an adequate diet.

Courtesy / Pack Shack

The Pack Shack is a nonprofit in Cave Springs that provides food to those in need across the country. As of this week, the organization has officially provided more than 30 million meals since its inception in 2013.

The No Kid Hungry Dinner is returning to Bentonville June 10. Hosted by Matthew McClure, executive chef of the Hive at 21c Museum Hotel, this multi-course dinner raises money in support of No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in America.

Courtesy / Center for Governmental Research

A new, online interactive map and accompanying report assembled from research done by the Center for Governmental Research, which was funded by the Walmart Foundation, shows users food outlets throughout Benton and Washington Counties.

Arvest Bank's annual Million Meals initiative has exceed more than 500,000 meals.The goal of the campaign, which runs through June 1, is to collect funds and food to fight hunger in the more than 135 communities the bank serves. 

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