Food bank receives large grant to help children in need

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Hungry children in region 8 are getting thehelp they need.

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas was awarded the Con Agra FoodFoundation "Nourish Our Community" grant.

This $20,000 will go to support the food bank's backpack program.

Vicki Pillow, with theFood Bank of NEA, said that this program is very important.

"The Food Bank ofNortheast Arkansas works with several schools in our community to provide foodfor children at risk of hunger on the weekends when they may not have anythingelse to eat," said Pillow.

The food bank was one of18 winners nationwide to receive this grant.

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