UM churches among Arkansas Foodbank’s summer feeding sites

Hunger Logo - FINALIn keeping with the current Conference emphasis on fighting childhood hunger known as 200,000 Reasons, two United Methodist churches are among the Arkansas Foodbank’s seven summer feeding sites. All seven sites are a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program, which is designed to replace free- and reduced-price meals that children would normally receive at school during the school year.

This summer program includes two sites in Camden, one in Crossett and four in Little Rock. Geyer Springs UMC Little Rock will serve breakfast and lunch Monday through Thursday through July 23. Oak Forest UMC Little Rock will serve those same meals Monday through Friday through Aug. 14. Breakfast at both locations is from 9 to 9:30 a.m., and lunch is from noon to 1 p.m.

Meals are provided to all children without charge, and the same meals are served to all children, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

The Arkansas Foodbank, the largest food bank in Arkansas, is a member of Feeding America and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. Its warehouses in Little Rock and Warren serve approximately 300 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, schools, colleges and other agencies that provide aid directly to hungry Arkansans. Last year, the Foodbank distributed more than 22 million pounds of food to agencies that help feed the hungry.

To connect with the Foodbank and other hunger relief organizations through the Arkansas Conference’s three-year initiative to fight childhood hunger, visit 200kreasons.arumc.org or contact Deaconess Colleen Caldwell at 200KReasons@arumc.org or 501-529-0604.