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Food bank receives thousand dollar grant

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas received some much needed help on Monday.

They were awarded a $1,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Cross County.

The Director of Development for the food bank, Vicki Pillow, said this money is sorely needed. Arkansas is currently tied with Mississippi as the state with the highest rate of food insecurity in the country.

"We serve over 5,000 individuals at risk of hunger in our 12 county service area," said Pillow.

"So, you can imagine every community out there has hundreds of people if not thousands of people in need of food assistance every week."

The food bank received another grant for more than one thousand dollars from the Mississippi County Community Foundation.

 

 

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