GET INVOLVED

VOLUNTEER –

Volunteers receive training on civil rights and sign up to volunteer.  Children 12 and under may volunteer if accompanied by an adult.

  • Staff the food bank, re package bulk items for distribution, unload trucks, clean the food bank, file cards, serve clients
  • Drive your vehicle to pick up donated food, load donated food
  • Lend your skills for building or appliance cleaning
  • Do the physical work of unloading trucks or stocking shelves
  • To share our needs and ministry with a service group or to hold a fund raising event to benefit the food bank

DONATE –

  • Food you purchase or collect through other organizations directly to the food bank such as canned meats, soup of all varieties, soap and cleansers or fresh garden produce in season.  Donations accepted during hours of operation.
  • Money to cover supplies and utilities.  Our utilities cost on average $600.00 per month.
  • Money to purchase food.  In past years we were able to rely on salvage from Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, our regional distribution point and pay transportation costs of 14 to 36 cents per pound.  However, today very little salvage food is available and we are having to pay near retail price for food from this source.  Thus in 2014 we have paid $49,916.28 for food to distribute.

Mail contributions to :

Loaves & Fishes Food Bank,

P. O. Box 149,

Berryville, AR  72616-0149

You will be mailed a receipt and given an end-of-year statement you may use to document charitable giving with the IRS.

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One Response to GET INVOLVED

  1. Good afternoon,
    My name is Denise Tackett and I teach Medicaid education classes in 17 counties across Arkansas. The non-profit I work for, AFMC, is contracted with DHS to provide this service. It is a wonderful resource for the families you serve. I will be in the area tomorrow 12/14/16, providing an in-service for the Health Department. I plan to spend some time in Berryville once I am done and would like to swing in and talk with you about this program and how it is benefiting the community. I hold sessions here once a month. The goal of the education is to teach people on Medicaid (or Ar Kids 1st) about their services, rights and responsibilities as beneficiaries. We talk about non-emergency transport, answer Medicaid related question and provide information about the importance of a primary care doctor among other things.

    I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. I will bring information and materials that can be handed out if you wish to assist in spreading the word about this program.

    Best regards,
    Denise Tackett

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