Ribbon cutting held in Tuckerman for food pantry

Ribbon cutting held in Tuckerman for food pantry

TUCKERMAN, AR (KAIT) - The City of Tuckerman and Every Child is Ours, Inc hosted a ribbon cutting on its new food pantry on Friday.

The pantry is between the wrestling center and senior citizen center on Highway 367.

$378,000 worth of grants provided by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Delta Regional Authority, and the USDA-Rural Development to build the pantry.

According to the release, 21 businesses, volunteers, church groups, civic groups, and other charities work together to fund the program. Walmart also donates food weekly to the pantry.

The new facility is expected to ensure that they can continue to provide food to the citizens of Jackson County more efficiently.

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