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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Food Programs, Health, Health Support

Mission: The Arkansas Foodbank is a cornerstone of hunger relief that acquires and distributes, through local and national partnerships, large quantities of food and other resources to hungry people. The Arkansas Foodbank has been working since 1984 to eliminate hunger in Arkansas by providing nutritious food to those in need. In 2008, we distributed almost 11 million pounds: more than 9.2 million pounds of food to our more than 400 member agencies in 33 central and southern Arkansas counties and 1.6 million to other food banks in the state. That is about 55,000 pounds of food per day! Our network of member agencies includes food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers, and after-school programs. Ninety-five percent of everything the Arkansas Foodbank receives is allocated to programs, enabling our agencies to serve about 23,000 hungry Arkansans in any given week.

Geographic areas served: 33 counties in central and southern Arkansas

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Rating: 5

The attorneys and staff of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. believe it is our essential responsibility to play active, positive roles in the communities in which we work and live, and because of this, are dedicated to strengthening organizations that play a vital part in supporting our neighbors. In our 55th anniversary year, we selected the Arkansas Foodbank Network as our primary Take Time to Give program charity for 2009. The organization received a significant financial contribution in addition to pro bono legal services and volunteer participation from the firm throughout the year, which included the annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive, Today’s THV Summer Cereal Drive: Business Edition, its Golf For Food tournament, and established Mitchell Williams Friends & Family Volunteer Days. The organization was also featured in several of our marketing and client communications throughout the year. Helping our neighbors in need who are struggling made the Arkansas Foodbank Network the obvious choice for our efforts. The staff was extremely easy to work with and provided volunteer opportunities whenever we requested. We were proud to stand alongside them and their hunger relief initiatives as a community partner.