Region 8 food bank awarded $10,000

Region 8 food bank awarded $10,000

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas recently got some extra help that will allow them to expand to new areas.

The food bank was awarded a $10,000 grant through Feeding America in conjunction with Rachel Ray's Yum-O! Organization.

Director of Development for the food bank, Vicki Pillow, said these additional funds are allowing them to add children in the Maynard School District to the backpack program.

"The Food Bank makes sure that we have a plan before we expand into a new school district so that if the children in the backpack program need it for several years, we will make sure that we've got a plan so that they can stay in it for several years."

Pillow said they are now providing meals to 75 children in Maynard for a year.

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