$34,330 THANK YOU, ARKANSAS!

Loaves & Fishes Food Bank of the Ozarks,  Inc. raised that much money from all our generous donors on April 7, ArkansasGives Day.  Thank you all for your generosity.   This will go toward helping pay for the building expansion to accommodate the food pack program “Food for Hungry Kids” that provides weekend food packs for school children identified by school nurses in danger of weekend hunger.  We serve both Berryville and Green Forest schools.  The heat/cooling systems have been upgraded for the expansion.

 

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April 7, 2016 – 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

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Help us spread the word!  Build the excitement!  This is our day to get cash awards and matching percentages for every gift given to Loaves & Fishes Food Bank of the Ozarks, Inc through the ArkansasGives.org website.  If you want to help us spread the word, invite someone to your organization or volunteer to contact your friends, let us know!

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Cub Scouts Pack 128: You are great!

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Feb. 13, 2016 these boys and their families delivered 1,501 pounds of food they had gathered in their “scouting for food” event.  They delivered the food, sorted it and shelved it for distribution.  In addition, they also helped unload a salvage load that came to the food bank while they were working.  Thank you!

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Holiday Vouchers

There were 600 holiday vouchers distributed between Nov. 23 and Dec. 23 to client families.  The voucher entitles the family to a turkey breast roast and a pumpkin pie from our local grocery store.   Thank you to all the supporters that provided the funds to purchase foods to make the season brighter for our clients.

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HUNGRY BOWL DONATES $5,000

Thank you to the local potters and to the organizations and businesses that participated in the Hungry Bowl event.  Here’s a link to the newspaper article about the event that will help us purchase turkey breasts and pies for all our client families.  http://www.carrollconews.com/story/2248956.html

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Loaves & Fishes supports “Everybody’s Business”

A forum on domestic violence will be held Thursday, October 22, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Berryville Community Center.  To register contact Carroll County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, PO Box 11, Eureka Springs, AR  72632

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DONATIONS

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Janell Robertson is pictured presenting a grant from the Carroll County Arkansas Community Foundation and on the right volunteers and a staff member from Community First Bank in Berryville are presenting checks.  This money will be used for a camera security system as the food bank suffered criminal activity resulting in loss of food, destruction on an exterior door, theft of equipment and an expensive maintenance call on both walk-in freezers.  Thank you to Carroll Co ARCF, Community First Bank, and many, many more who have donated and helped the food bank overcome this loss.

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THANK YOU, 4-H LEADERSHIP TEENS!

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May 12 Carroll County 4-H Leadership Teens delivered 2,113 rolls of toilet paper and over 100 pounds of personal care items to the food bank.  Not all the items donated are pictured as the food bank was completely out and we began distributing them as they were unloaded!  Thus many have already been put to use.  Most of us purchase these things along with our groceries; but for the families using SNAP or food stamp payment only edible items can be purchased.  Thus these are often requested items by food bank clients.  Thank you for supplying the food bank!  We volunteers love being able to distribute what clients need.  In addition to thanking the 4-H, we also want to thank all the generous Carroll county folk who donated all these items so their neighbors who struggle might enjoy what most of us take for granted.

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APRIL 2 – 8AM TO 8PM

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The event is over, the dust settled, the check in the bank and we received $5,335.41.  Thank you!

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Two hard  working volunteers!clrk

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