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NEA Food bank can continue program with new grant

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas received a grant on Monday that will help feed the children of Region 8.

The Arkansas Community Foundation awarded the food bank $1,000. This was made possible through the St. Francis County Community Foundation.

The money will be used at the Forrest City School District.

Vicki Pillow is the Director of Development for the Food Banks and said while this money will be a big help to the students in that area, there are a lot of children still waiting for help.  

"We have schools that have been asked to be on the Backpack Program.  It is a funded program so we add them as we can.  We certainly want to make sure that when we add students that we can sustain the program and if they need it for 8 years that the student stays on the program for 8 years", Pillow said.

520 students from 9 different schools are currently on the program.

The Food Bank staff is already working on re-supplying the food needed for next year's school year.

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