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Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas gets grant

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas just received a much needed grant.

They were awarded $1,000 from the Arkansas Community Foundation of Greene County.

Director of Development for the Food Bank Vicki Pillow said this donation is going to be a big help.

“Because we work with Feeding America,” Pillow said.  “We can provide five meals for every dollar that is donated to us. So, this grant means that we can provide 5,000 meals for individuals at risk of hunger in Greene County.”

Pillow said they could not meet the need without help from the communities they work to serve.

“We appreciate all of our community partners that do food drives for us,” Pillow said. “We get millions of pounds of food every year, but that goes out really quickly. We have so many people who just don’t know where they’re going to find their next meal.”

To find out how you can help, contact the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas at 932-3663 or 932 FOOD.

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