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Local hunger fighters can use everyone's help

Local hunger fighters can use everyone's help
Big or little, local hunger fighters
can use everyone’s help

Van Buren’s Little Food Pantry
522 South 7th Street, Van Buren
• Drop by and stock it yourself
• Mail gift cards to : 522 South 7th Street, Van Buren, AR 72956
• Donate online via Paypal.me/littlefreepantry
• Contact at Facebook page titled vanburenlittlefreepantry

The Little Red Box
Creekmore Park, Fort Smith
To the right of the main driveway between parking lot and pool
• Stock items yourself
• Learn more at Facebook page titled: The “Little Red Box” AKA “Community Pantry”

Larger local agencies also need volunteer labor and donations from individuals and
groups. They assist thousands of area residents per year.

Community Services Clearinghouse
4420 Wheeler Avenue, Fort Smith
Provider of the Meals for Kids Backpack Program. Each week, the Clearinghouse prepares and distributes more than 2,800 backpacks of food to children in area schools so they have food for the weekend. Also operates a food pantry for those who need groceries on an emergency basis.
• Donate via csclearinghouse.org
• Volunteer to pack backpacks
• Donate food or organize food drives

Antioch for Youth & Family

1122 North 11th Street, Fort Smith
479-459-0669 Charolette Tidwell
Provides roughly 700,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, canned goods and bakery items in the greater Fort Smith area.
• Work in Antioch’s community garden
• Volunteer to pack and distribute food for about 7,000 people per month
• Learn more via their Facebook page

River Valley Regional Food Bank
1420 North 32nd Street, Fort Smith, Ark.
479-785-0582 rivervalleyfoodbank.com
• Volunteer at the warehouse
• Raise or donate funds
• Donate food or organize food drives

This article appears in the November 2016 issue of Entertainment Fort Smith Magazine.

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