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.