Fighting Food Insecurity with Arvest Million Meals Initiative


Food donations dwindle down in the spring and summer months leaving many families hungry.

But now you have the chance to help fight food-insecurity.

Arvest Bank’s Million Meals Initiative is looking for people in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley to help in the effort to raise at least one million meals for hungry families.

Organizers say it’s the volunteers and donations from the community that help make a big impact on organizations like the Samaritan Community House.

The non-profit’s SnackPacks for Kids serves 6,000 kids in Northwest Arkansas.

“Donations are huge, it’s a pretty expensive program to operate. 6,000 kids, $2 a snack pack, that takes a lot of funds, a lot of people to pack those and a lot of people to deliver them,” Debbie Rambo, Executive Director for Samaritan Community Center says.

“Donations like the ones we receive from Arvest are critically important because without donations we wouldn’t have a program. So whether you be an individual donor or a corporate donor, that’s what makes the world of SnackPacks go round every single week,” Joe Raleigh, Samaritan Kids Program Coordinator says.

You can drop off non-perishable food items or make monetary donations at any of the Arvest locations.

Every dollar raised through Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals.

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