Operation Food for Hungry Kids receives $10,000 grant

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Loaves and Fishes Food Bank is the recipient

of a $10,000 grant from the Blue

& You Foundation for Healthier Arkansas

to support its Operation Food for Hungry

Kids Program.

Dale Hunter, executive director of the

program, said the program is in its fifth

year of operation.

Since the program’s inception, Hunter

said, more than 17,000 weekend food

packs have been distributed to hungry

school children in Berryville and Green

Forest Schools.

Hunter said that while the community

continues to be generous both financially

and in giving volunteer time, it is the financial

boost the program receives from

grants that allows the food bank to put a

nutritious mix of foods in the weekend

bags.

“We have been very successful in applying

for grants to support this program

on the basis of the nutrition we are offering,”

Hunter said.

“A number of our grantors have told us

that we received our grants because we

have stepped up in a way that not only addresses

hunger but the very real need these

children have for a nutritionally balanced

diet. This is also the feedback we have received

from the Blue & You Foundation.”

Loaves & Fishes Food Bank is located

at 489 Bunch Springs Road in Berryville.

It’s open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday,

Wednesday and Friday, and from 4 p.m. to

6 p.m. Thursday.

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