Membership

The Alliance has more than 500 member organizations, agencies and individuals from around the state. The six Feeding America food banks are the heart of our network.

Our members are as diverse as the regions of the state itself, ranging from global food retailers to legislators to small food pantries, to friends and neighbors. But large or small, they all have one thing in common: they are committed to making sure that no Arkansan goes without food. We invite you to become a member of the Alliance and a partner in our mission. Membership fees are tax deductible.

 
NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITY
Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas Latinx Community Grant
The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance has been awarded a $50,000 grant by the Blue & You Foundation to be used to support local hunger relief organizations that serve Latinx communities throughout the state. Our Latinx neighbors are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 — so it’s crucial for organizations that serve these communities to be supported in their work fighting hunger amid the current health + economic crisis.
 
If you are a food pantry, soup kitchen, shelter, summer feeding site, or other organization that directly serves Arkansas families in Latinx communities, then you are eligible for this grant! Organizations may apply for up to $2,500 — or up to $5,000 in an emergency — to purchase food, capacity building supplies, utilities, and more.
 
While we ask that applications are submitted in English, please let us know if that is a barrier and we will arrange to provide a translator for you.
 
Grant requests are due by MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020.
 
 
Please contact jchapman@arhungeralliance.org with any questions.

To apply with PDF version; complete the form, scan your responses, and submit by email only to:jchapman@arhungeralliance.org

Become an Alliance Member Today!

Register on line by clicking on the membership level below that best describes you.

Membership Levels

Statewide Advocacy/State Agency Programs ($125 annually)
Statewide organizations that advocate, do research or have an interest in ensuring Arkansas families have enough to eat are valued members of the Alliance. Membership is also open to those who run federal programs that focus on nutrition or hunger issues.

Local Hunger Relief Organizations ($25 annually)
Membership is available to local organizations such as food pantries, emergency shelters, food rescues, and soup kitchens that provide direct hunger relief to those in need.

Individual Hunger Advocates ($25 annually)
Those people who do not provide direct hunger relief but wish to lend their time, talent or other resources to helping reduce hunger in our state are encouraged to become members of the Alliance.

Individual Lifetime Membership ($200 one time fee)
Those people who do not provide direct hunger relief but wish to lend their time, talent or other resources to helping reduce hunger in our state. This membership does not expire.

 

If you prefer to mail a check you may download and use this Membership Form 
Benefits of Membership

Capacity Building Grants: Members who are 501(c)3 non-profits have the opportunity to apply for capacity building grants funded through the Alliance by the State Food Purchase Program. The grants enable member agencies to expand their capacity to deliver direct services, through the purchase of refrigerators, freezers, shelving, or other facility improvements. Agencies can also use grant dollars to improve educational programs they might offer or to expand their capacity to service those in need in their areas. The grant application period is from December 2,2019 through January 10, 2020.

2020 Capacity Building Grants

If you are not already a member of the Alliance but would like to apply for this grant, you may become a member to apply. Click here to become a member of the Alliance. 

Capacity Building Grant notifications will be sent via email on Friday, February 14. Applicants are encouraged to check their email for the grant award announcement.

 

State Food Purchasing Program (SFPP): Food purchased through the SFPP is available quarterly and is distributed through our regional Feeding America food bank members.

 

 

 

Safe Food handling.

The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance offers food safety training and certification through the ServSafe program. Feeding America requires its member food banks to have at least one ServSafe certified person on staff and that all key food handling staff and volunteers be trained, with certification optional but recommended. Agency personnel are required to receive training, but certification is optional. If you are interested in training for your staff or agencies, please contact Michelle Shope at mshope@arhungeralliance.org.

Additional Benefits

As a member you also have the tools you need to keep up on hunger issues and events impacting our hunger community through:

  • Alliance Alert E-newsletter
  • Email Volunteer Opportunity updates
  • Email Action Alerts
  • Advocacy bulletins
  • Promotional materials
  • Participation in our annual Serving Up Solutions and Hunger Action Breakfast
  • Bi-annual Hunger day at the Capitol advocacy event
  • Our annual Membership Conference