Fill the Food Bank collects 335,990 meals

Fill the Food Bank collects 335,990 meals
The 2020 Fill the Food Bank for the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas collected 335,990 meals this year, officials said Friday. (Source: KAIT-TV)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The 2020 Fill the Food Bank for the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas collected 335,990 meals this year, officials said Friday.

The event, which happened Friday, Nov. 13, far exceeded the goal of 220,000 meals this year.

With the ongoing pandemic, there are new ways to donate to help make sure our neighbors have a holiday meal this season.

The main dropoff location this year was at Kroger, 1725 South Caraway Dr. in Jonesboro, from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The NEA Food Bank, Region 8 News, and the Jonesboro Radio Group also had expanded drop-off locations across Northeast Arkansas this year to help.

You can also text N-E-A-FOOD (NEAFOOD) to 44321 to make a donation. Text and data rates may apply.

Just $1 donated could help provide up to 4 meals for someone in need.

For the remainder of 2020, even if you don’t itemize deductions on your taxes, you can still qualify for a tax deduction under the CARES Act when you donate to the Food Bank.

You can help us help our neighbors this holiday season by filling the Food Bank of NE Arkansas.

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