Arkansas Beef Project

Where’s the Beef?

Protein is an important part of a healthy diet, yet most low income Arkansans cannot afford to buy meat on a regular basis. When they can buy meat, it often has a very high fat content. Similarly, food banks don’t have reliable sources for affordable meat protein. The Arkansas Beef Project, a program from  the  Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in partnership with the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association and Farmers Feeding the World, offers cattle ranchers a unique opportunity to provide a much needed source of protein to many Arkansas children and families in need.


When Arkansas cattlemen and others donate to the Arkansas Beef Project, those funds are used to purchase domestic ground beef. The donated beef is distributed to food banks and food pantries across the state so food insecure Arkansans will have a reliable source of protein. Donors receive a receipt confirming their generous tax deductible gift.

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Make a tax-deductible donation to the Arkansas Beef Project. Almost 20 percent of our Arkansas neighbors aren’t sure where they will find their next meal. Supporting our food banks and food pantries with sources of local produce and protein means families who cannot afford meat, fresh fruit or vegetables can still benefit from Arkansas’s bountiful harvest and generous spirit.

For more information contact Brandon Chapman at  or Michelle Shope at