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Grant to help organization feed families in Osceola

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas has received a $1,000 grant from the Mississippi County Community Foundation.

The food bank will use this grant to install more food shelving in two partner agencies in Osceola.

Vicki Pillow with the North East Arkansas Food Bank says this will allow them to distribute more food to the needy. 

Right now, limited storage space has prevented them from meeting the need in the area.

They are currently meeting 50 percent of Feeding America's pounds per person in poverty.  

Pillow says hopefully this is just the beginning.

We are working to hit that 100 percent pounds per person in poverty that Feeding America sets", says Vicki Pillow.

The NEA Food Bank currently serves more than five thousand people at risk of hunger in 12 counties.

 

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