Wednesday, April 6, 2011

LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES & SOUP KITCHENS


FOOD BANKS:

Amboy Community Food Pantry
100 Auburn Dr, North Little Rock, AR
(501) 753-2777


Handi-Pantry IGA Food Store
124 Eureka Garden Rd, North Little Rock, AR
(501) 945-9003

Broadway Food Mart
1624 Broadway St, Little Rock, AR
(501) 371-0661

Arkansas Rice Depot
3801 W. 65th St, Little Rock, AR
(501) 565-8855

Fishnet Missions
213 Marshall Rd, Jacksonville, AR
(501) 241-1211

Pumpkin Seeds Pantry LLC
644 Highway 365, Mayflower, AR
(501) 470-9544


Watershed
(501) 378-0176
3701 Springer Blvd.
Little Rock, AR 72206
Open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. Call before coming to make
sure food is available. Appointments and referrals are preferred. Social
Security card or number is preferred.


CHURCHES WITH FOOD PANTRIES/FOOD BANKS:

Airport Church of Christ (501) 490-9800
8501 Fourche Dam Pike
Little Rock, AR 72206
Open Wednesdays . ID required, may be served only once
per month

Amboy Community Food Pantry (501) 753-2777
100 Auburn Dr

North Little Rock, AR 72118
Open Monday & Thursday . Proof or residency in North
Little Rock is required. Delivery may be available to shut-ins in
emergency situations only.

Avilla Zion Lutheran Church (501) 316-1100
300 Avilla E.
Alexander, AR
or e-mail
zion.sarah@sbcglobal.net
http://www.zionlutheranavilla.org/ 

Bullock Temple (501) 375-1581
1513 South Park St

Little Rock, AR 72202
Monday or by appoint, ID Required.

Calvary Baptist Church (501) 945-4174
5025 Lynch Dr

North Little Rock, AR 72117
Open 2nd & 4th Tuesdays . For Rose City residents ONLY.
Proof of address required.

Capitol City Free Freewill Church (501) 562-7158
6724 W. 32nd St

Little Rock, AR 72204
Open 2nd Wednesday of each month

Central Baptist Church of North Little Rock (501) 771-1125
6103 Carnegie
North Little Rock, AR 72120
Food pantry, open Wednesdays, . Located off Landers
Road, NOT at the church.

Christ Temple Outreach Center (501) 376-1664
1923 S. Arch St

Little Rock, AR 72206
Open Tuesday & Thursday

Church at Rock Creek (501) 221-1051
11500 W. 36th St

Little Rock, AR 72211
Open Monday thru Friday. Call in the mornings between &
to schedule an afternoon appointment. Photo ID required. First time
recipients need utility bill to verify address and birth certificates or SS
cards for any children under 18. Services available for each person/family
at intervals of 5-weeks.

East Gate Fishing Center (501) 812-0776
1900 Pine St

North Little Rock, AR 72114
Open Wednesday

First Baptist Church (501) 758-1525
2015 Main St

North Little Rock, AR 72114
Open by appointment only.

First Christian Church Food Pantry (501) 225-5656
500 N Mississippi St

Little Rock, AR 72207
Open Fridays, . Picture ID required.

First Christian Church of Sherwood (501) 835-5505
2803 E Kiehl Ave

Sherwood, AR 72120
Open Friday . Picture ID Required.

First Pentecostal Church Food Pantry (501) 758-3090
1401 Clavary Rd

North Little Rock, AR 72116
Open Fridays, . Picture ID required.

First United Methodist Church (501) 835-2201
6701 JFK Blvd

North Little Rock, AR 72116
Open Tuesday . Services for North Little Rock and
Sherwood residents ONLY! 2 forms of ID required. Vouchers only,
$20.00 for Kroger, $10.00 for Goodwill.

Friendly Chapel Church of the Nazarene (501) 371-0912
116 S. Pine St

North Little Rock, AR 72114
Open to all residents of inner-city North Little Rock, call for appointment.

Gardner Memorial Methodist Food Pantry (501) 374-9520
1723 Schaer St

North Little Rock, AR 72114
Open Monday & Thursday . Picture ID Required. Serves
ONLY residents of North Little Rock.

Geyer Springs United Methodist Church (501) 565-3175
5500 Geyer Springs Rd

Little Rock, AR 72209
Open 2nd & 3rd Thursday . Serves residents of the 72209
zip code ONLY. Picture ID required.

Greater Second Care Center (501) 569-9988
5615 Geyer Springs Rd

Little Rock, AR 72209
Open Tuesday thru Thursday . Picture ID required.

Greater South Temple, (COGIC) (501) 375-2880
2326 S. Arch St

Little Rock, AR 72209
3rd Thursday of each month . Picture ID required.

Greater Trinity Church of God in Christ (501) 375-4336
2400 Wright Ave

Little Rock, AR 72202
Open 2nd Thursday,

Helping Hand of Greater Little Rock (501) 372-4388
1601 Marshall St

Little Rock, AR 72206
Open Monday – Thursday . Must bring Social Security
Card. Food and inexpensive thrift store clothing available.

Hunter United Methodist Church & Angel Food Ministries
3301 Romine Rd

(501) 225-7683
Little Rock, AR 72204
Open 3rd Saturday 7”00 –

Immanuel Baptist Church (501) 376-3071 / 225-9013
10500 W Markham St

Little Rock, AR 72211
Open Tuesday . ID and proof of residence required. For
children, must prove child is in school.

Ironton Baptist Church (501) 888-2693
14718 Ironton Cutoff
Little Rock, AR 72206
Open 3rd Tuesday & the 4th Saturday . ID
required.

Jacksonville Care Center (501) 982-4647
105 W Main St

Jacksonville, AR 72076-
Open Monday, Wednesday, & Friday . Serves residents of
Jacksonville and surrounding areas 72076 zip code area ONLY. To
qualify one must be on food stamps. Must bring proof of Jacksonville
residency, Social Security card or birth certificates of each listed family
member, pay stubs, and food stamp approval letter.

Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church (501) 565-5536
21 Lakeshore Dr

Little Rock, AR 72204
Open 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, ID and proof of address, i.e.
utility bill required.

Life Unlimited Christian Fellowship (501) 568-3600
7001 Asher Ave

Little Rock, AR 72204
Open Wednesdays . ID required and Social Security cards
needed for all family members.

Little Rock Church – The Benefit Bank of Arkansas
10701 W Baseline Rd  (501) 455-0900
Little Rock, AR 72209
Open Monday they run a van Sunday mornings between
the church and the corner of baseline and Geyer Springs Road
to pick people up for breakfast, showers and worship service.

Little Rock Compassion Center (501) 296-9114 / 296-3291
3618 West Roosevelt
Little Rock, AR 72204
Open Tuesday and Thursday & .

M.L.K. Heritage and Enrichment, Inc. (501) 244-2041
3012 MLK Dr

Little Rock, AR 72206
Call for appointment, can deliver food to low income seniors.

Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas (501) 562-3336

Little Rock, AR 72204
Open Tuesday , must prove that you reside in the 72204 zip code.

Mount Zion Baptist Church (501) 374-5832
908 Cross St

Little Rock, AR 72202
Open Wednesday & Saturday

New Hope Community Outreach (501) 376-2164
1851 Howard St

Little Rock, AR 72202
Open Wednesday, , call ahead to confirm date and time.

Park Hill Christian (501) 753-1109
4400 John F. Kennedy
North Little Rock, AR 72117
Open Tuesday . Serving North Little Rock residents

Promiseland Church Ministries (501) 570-0048
3700 W 65th St

Little Rock, AR 72209
By appointment only. ID required. Must complete application.

Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church (501) 664-3600
4823 Woodlawn Dr

Little Rock, AR 72205
Works to deliver food to needy families on Saturdays. Only delivers to
those who have applied for and have been accepted into the food stamp
program but have not yet received food stamps. Services solely based on
referrals from school counselors and from DHS. Limited to those within
the Little Rock city limits.

Quapaw United Methodist Church Food Pantry (501) 375-1600
1601 South Louisiana
Little Rock, AR 72206
Open 1st & 3rd Tuesdays . Must bring photo ID.

River City Ministries (501) 376-6694
1021 East Washington
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Open Tuesdays & Thursdays . Must provide photo ID.

Saint Francis House – The Benefit Bank of Arkansas
2701 S Elm St

(501) 664-5036
Little Rock, AR 72209
Open Monday thru Friday & . Must
provide photo ID, Social Security card, and proof of income.

Saint John Baptist Church (501) 975-0900
Unto Others
2501 S Main St

Little Rock, AR 72206
Open Thursday .

Second Baptist Church (501) 223-2323
1709 John Barrow Rd

Little Rock, AR 72204
Open Tuesday & Wednesdays , Photo ID required.

Solid Rock Baptist Church (501) 565-7206
5305 Mabelvale Pike
Little Rock, AR 72206
Open Saturday .

Sylvan Hills Community Church (501) 835-1612
Crisis Corner
8019 Hwy 107
Sherwood, AR 7----
Open Tuesday .

Temple Baptist Church – Manna from Heaven Food Pantry
10710 Interstate 30 (501) 537-5793 / 565-4966
Little Rock, AR 72209
Open every other Monday

Union AME Church Food Cooperative (501) 374-3528
1825 S Pulaski St

Little Rock, AR 72206
Open Wednesday after the 1st Sunday & Wednesday before the 4th
Sunday .





FOOD BANK PROGRAMS:
Arkansas Foodbank Programs Help the Hungry:

BACKPACKS FOR KIDS
Backpacks for Kids provides underserved children with food for the weekends and school holidays. At the end of each week children involved in the program pick up a backpack of food to take home. The backpacks are inconspicuous and previously prepared by volunteers. They are filled with nutritious, child-friendly items that are easy for young ones to prepare. The Arkansas Foodbank operates 10 "Backpacks for Kids" sites, and is able to provide backpacks to more than 1,000 children each month, a total of more than 4,000 meals. Many of the backpacks are prepared by volunteers at Arkansas Foodbank Network partner agencies. For example, The Church at Rock Creek supplies more than 500 backpacks to students in the Little Rock and North Little Rock School District.


RURAL DELIVERY
Access to the Arkansas Foodbank from isolated, rural locales, especially in the Delta, is sometimes challenging. Food pantries and other organizations located in some of Arkansas' most impoverished areas have a hard time getting to the warehouse to pick up food. Therefore, the Arkansas Foodbank truck delivers food on a monthly basis so that the agencies in these areas have food to distribute to hungry Arkansans. Deliveries are made each month to eleven sites including Pine Bluff, Warren, Marianna, Prairie County, Clarendon, Helena and Van Buren County.
For more information, contact Connie Bledsoe
(501) 565-8121 ext. 14
or email cbledsoe@arkansasfoodbank.org


FRESH PRODUCE
Fresh produce is becoming harder for those in need to obtain. Purchasing fresh foods is not cost effective for food service organizations and prices in the grocery store are rising significantly. These factors cause impoverished people to eat less expensive and less healthy foods.The Arkansas Foodbank has made it a priority to get donated truckloads of fresh produce including sweet potatoes, corn, apples, oranges, cantaloupe and more. These truckloads are available to the Foodbank's 33-county service area as a healthy alternative.
Contact Connie Bledsoe at
(501) 565-8121 ext. 14
or email cbledsoe@arkansasfoodbank.org


SENIOR SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM
The Arkansas Foodbank, in partnership with CareLink (Central Arkansas Area Agency on Aging), sponsors the Senior Supplement program to help seniors in central Arkansas who struggle to stretch their Social Security income to pay rent, utilities, medicine and food. This program provides 55 seniors with a monthly box of groceries to help with the burden of expenses. Volunteers pack the boxes at the Foodbank warehouse. The boxes are distributed by volunteers at CareLink and the Visiting Nurses Association on the third Saturday of each month. Recipients are selected by CareLink and the Visiting Nurses Association.
To find out more about the Senior Supplement Program, contact the Programs Department at the Foodbank at
(501) 565-8121
or email dwilliams@arkansasfoodbank.org.

 
KIDS CAFE PROGRAM
Over the past two decades we have identified niche needs within the hunger community and developed programs to address those needs: In 2000, the Arkansas Foodbank, in conjunction with Feeding America, partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs to establish the Kids Cafe program. Kids Cafe is the nation's largest after school meal service and nutritional education program exclusively for children in need. Currently, the Foodbank serves meals and snacks to more than 1,500 children each month in 16 Boys and Girls Clubs throughout central and southern Arkansas.  The program reaches some of the state's most underprivileged kids and provides powerful tools for success in life. Mike Neuhofel, former Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Little Rock and North Little Rock says that Kids Cafe is "teaching kids life skills about eating healthy and choosing foods with nutritional value."
For more information, contact the Programs Department at the Foodbank at
(501) 565-8121
or email dwilliams@arkansasfoodbank.org"

Kids Cafe Sites In Our Service Area:
Billy Mitchell Boys and Girls Club
Boys and Girls Club of Ashley County
Boys and Girls Club of Drew County
Boys and Girls Club of Hot Springs
Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson County
Boys and Girls Club of Malvern
Boys and Girls Club of Phillips County
Boys and Girls Club of Saline County
Dalton Boys and Girls Club
Hamilton Boys and Girls Club
McGehee Boys and Girls Club
North Little Rock Boys and Girls Club
Penick Boys and Girls Club
Rose City Boys and Girls Club
Thrasher Boys and Girls Club


SOUP KITCHENS


Friendly Chapel Church of the Nazarene (501) 371-0912
116 South Pine St.

North Little Rock, AR 72114
Lunch served November thru March & June thru August

Levy Baptist Church (501) 753-7347
3501 pike Ave

North Little Rock, AR 72115
Snack lunches served Monday thru Friday

Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church (501) 375-1600
Stone Soup Hot Meals
1601 S. Louisiana St

Little Rock, AR 72206
Meal service Sundays only

River City Ministry (501) 376-6694
1021 E. Washington Ave

North Little Rock, AR 72214
Monday thru Thursday Bible Study and Lunch -

Salvation Army (501) 375-5625
1111 W. Markham St

Little Rock, AR 72203
Breakfast served Monday thru Friday,
Dinner served Monday thru Friday,
Breakfast served Monday thru Friday,
Lunch served Saturday & Sunday,
Dinner served Saturday and Sunday,

Stew Pot (501) 372-1804
First Presbyterian Church
800 Scott St

Little Rock, AR 72201
Free lunch served Monday thru Friday, . Not handicapped
accessible.

St. Marks Baptist Church (501) 663-3955
5722 W. 12th St

Little Rock, AR 72204
Open 2nd Saturday of each month


FOOD NOT BOMBS:
(501)681-3813 or   (501)744-6760
4:00PM  EVERY SUNDAY
UNDER THE BROADWAY BRIDGE
If you want to help or retrieve food and cook, contact us!


ANGEL FOOD MINISTRIES:
Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing food relief and financial support to communities throughout the United States. Angel Food is available in a quantity that can fit into a medium-sized box at $30 per unit. Each month's menu is different than the previous month and consists of both fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of approximately $60. Comparison shopping has been done across the country in various communities using a wide range of retail grocery stores and has resulted in the same food items costing from between $42 and $78. Generally, one unit of food assists in feeding a family of four for about one week or a single senior citizen for almost a month. Special boxes, such as steaks, are also available:

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