DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS:
The Loaves and Fishes Food Bank will be open regular operating hours to serve clients; however, the food bank will now be offering a drive-thru service only. You must show photo ID at the front door and your food will be boxed and placed on the loading dock for pick up. If you need help loading your food please bring someone to help you. Under no circumstances will clients be given entry to the food bank. Loaves and Fishes, across from the Berryville cemetery, is open MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY from 10 till 2 and TUESDAY 4pm till 6pm.
Loaves & Fishes Foodbank of the Ozarks is a Chrisitan Faith-based organization that helps those in need locally by providing free food to low income families and individuals.
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August 2018 Newsletter
These students received new backpacks filled with school supplies and their parents received their food allotments today. Project Self-Esteem, another Carroll County nonprofit, raises over $9,000 each year to provide school children living in our client families with brand new school supplies. Whether it is your time for food distribution or not, you may come in to pick up backpacks for your school aged children.
To be eligible, 1) the household must have been served this year by Loaves & Fishes; 2) the child must be in grades k-12 and appear on the household card; 3) a member of the household may pick up bags only for their household.
The “Country Chicks” home extension club purchased copies of these cook books for our clients. The books feature eating healthy as well as eating inexpensively. The club also gave a food demonstration. Thank you, Ladies!
The money is in the bank and ready to purchase food! Loaves & Fishes participated in Arkansas Gives: Share the Love event and ended the day showing with a great total. We had 38 different givers and qualified for about $500 in prize money included in our final total. Thank you to everyone who gave, and thank you to everyone who shared the event by e-mail or on Twitter or Facebook. These funds will purchase many pounds of food for us to distribute to our hungry families in Carroll County. In the month of April 2017 we served 1,465 hungry folks 21,421 pounds of food.
Eight years ago the food bank received 2.5 acres donated by Mrs. Mary Trimble. On Feb. 10 Mrs. Trimble gave the additional 7.5 acres that adjoin the first tract of land.