HUNGER: The Unnatural State is a summit on hunger presented by the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and AT&T. The summit will be held on April 1, 2020 from 9:30am to 3pm at the Centre at University Park in Little Rock. The cost is $10, which includes lunch and the book I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis by Jeremy Everett. For more information, click here.
A recent report from Feeding America shows that Arkansas is second in the nation when it comes to food insecurity, with over 167 thousand people. Click here to view the report, and click here to view an interactive, county-by-county map.
Food insecurity is one facet of poverty. A report from Aspire Arkansas describes ways communities can lessen the amount poverty its people experience. If you are wondering what else you can do to help those who visit your food ministries, this quick report may spark ideas. Click here to view the report.
Number of Hungry Children in Arkansas
Percent of Churches Participating
Percent Goal for Church Participation
200,000 Reasons Mission Statement: 100% of Arkansas United Methodist churches will participate in an initiative to significantly reduce childhood hunger through feeding ministries, public witness, and education for long-term stability. The current participation percentage is 78%.
Give to 200,000 Reasons to fight childhood hunger in Arkansas
The United Methodists of Arkansas have committed to reducing childhood hunger in Arkansas through feeding ministries, public witness and education for long-term stability. Join others who are supporting new and on-going ministries across the Natural State by donating to this worthwhile initiative or by giving a gift in memory of or in honor of someone.
Download the 200K Reasons Donations form.
Donations and gifts should be made payable to Arkansas Conference – 200K Reasons and sent to Arkansas Conference Treasurer, P.O. Box 3611, Little Rock, AR 72203-3611
One of every 4 kids in Arkansas struggles with hunger. In 2014, that was close to 200,000 children living in every county in our state. They could be someone you know – your friend, teammate, someone who sits next to you in class.
The 200,000 Reasons initiative is a six-year effort by the United Methodists of Arkansas to reduce childhood hunger in Arkansas. With 650 United Methodist churches in Arkansas, we can make a difference by working together with other churches, hunger agencies, local food pantries and feeding programs, community gardens and gleaning projects.
Go to Get Started to begin working with us to make a difference!