With a rating of 21.1 percent, Arkansas ranks #7 in America in the number of households that are food insecure.* Children in Arkansas are at especially high risk for food insecurity, at 28.4 percent.** Our member food banks and local hunger relief organizations know the reality of these statistics. It is more important than ever that we act collectively in supporting programs and organizations that work to keep food on the tables of hungry Arkansans, and help connect those in need with the resources that are available.
“We prepared 120 boxes, scraped together another 15 and closed our doors about an hour early because we didn’t have anything left to give.”
-Forest Tower Food Pantry, Hensley, AR
* How Hungry is America? National, State and Local Index of Food Hardship, FRAC, April 2015.
** Map the Meal Gap 2015, Feeding America, 2015