The 200,000 More Reasons grant review committee met recently and reviewed 40 grants requesting more than $70,000 for feeding and literacy ministries.

“Unfortunately, we had only $30,000 to grant, and only three ministries received the full $2,000. Most everyone’s full request could not be met, and we could not approve awards for 11 applicants. Which is just so unfortunate,” shared Mary Lewis Dassinger, Project Coordinator for the 200,000 More Reasons ARUMC initiative.

“The food collections encouraged through Ingathering and financial support to 200,000 More Reasons makes a difference to our United Methodist feeding ministries,” she added.

Church Name/Organization (* = new grantee) Title of Project
Fort Smith First UMC Casserole Crew
*Emory Chapel UMC Band Together- to fight hunger and malnutrition
*Shiloh UMC at Dry Fork Blessing Box Program
*Alpena UMC Food Ministry Food Ministry
Jacksonville First UMC Mission 5000
*Antioch Community Church Beyond Blessings
*Harmony UMC, Beebe Brown Bag & Breakfast
*Goddard UMC Goddard Park Blessing Box & Little Library
*Heritage UMC Snack Packs & Literature for Free or Reduced Lunch Students
*Huntsville/Presley Chapel UMC Little Library/pantry Prayer patio
Russellville First UMC: Manna House Bibles and Bible story books for the Young Child’s Soul
Booneville First UMC Blessing Box Ministry
Monticello First UMC Youth Group Constructing Blessing Box #2 and #3
*Griffin Memorial UMC Griffin Memorial Food Pantry
*Farmington UMC Farmington United Methodist Church Food Pantry
Swifton/Tuckerman UMC North Jackson County UMC Children’s Ministry
Wynne First UMC Bus Stop Snack Program
Hawley Memorial UMC Backpacks for Kids
Mountain Home First UMC Back Pack Food 4 Kids Fall 2022 Fill the Packs
White Memorial UMC Bus Stop Snack and Book Giveaway
*Hays Chapel UMC Hays Chapel Food Pantry
*Charleston First UMC Backpack Support for County Line Schools
Cushman UMC Helping Hands Food Pantry
Asbury UMC, Little Rock Food Pantry
*Berryville UMC Berryville United Methodist Church Blessing Box and Little Library
Magnet Cove UMC L2L – Living 2 Learn / Learning 2 Live
Batesville UMC Food Ministry
Paris/Magazine UMC Shared Ministry Multiple Food Ministries, Books & Community Gathering
Bay UMC Harvest Festival