The Methodist Foundation awarded 200,000 More Reasons the largest grant ever by the Foundation to strategically fight childhood hunger in the Arkansas Delta. These persistently impoverished counties have the highest rates of food insecurity in Arkansas. This three-year grant of $477,000 will:

  1. Provide $96,000 each year for mobile distributions in partnership with local United Methodist congregations and the Arkansas Food Bank
  2. Provide $28,000 in the first year to pilot 1-3 summer literacy experiences with the ability to add more ministries each year.
  3. Provide $25,000 in grant awards for churches around the state to add literacy and reading support to feeding ministries.
  4. Support the hiring of the Delta Community Project Coordinator to offer support to these summer literacy experiences and to explore starting a Project Transformation (summer literacy intern experience) in Arkansas.