The NWA Food Bank, Tyson Foods, Lift Up America and the U of A Athletic Department’s unite at “Lift Up America Event”
For the past 26 years, the NWA Food Bank has worked hard in their mission of, “Nourishing the NWA Communities by Feeding the Hungry.” This year is no exception; they are projected to distribute over 7 Million pounds of food. To be able to meet the needs of the local area, Benton, Washington, Carroll, and Madison Counties. It is with partnerships with Tyson Foods and the University of Arkansas Athletic Department that the NWA Food Bank can meet the growing needs of NWA residents.
On Saturday, April 12, the NWA Food Bank, Tyson Foods, Lift Up America and the University of Arkansas Athletic Department distributed 34,920 pounds of frozen chicken to the NWA Food Bank’s 180 Agencies. This is Lift Up America’s seventh year working with the NWA Food Bank to fight the issue of hunger in NWA. The national average for food insecure families is one in six; in NWA the numbers are one in four families.
“Are you aware of the needs of people around you-in your church, neighborhood, or maybe under your own roof? It is with these partnerships that we are able to make a difference in those lives,” Gerald Demory, Director of Operations.
About Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank was established in 1988, and over the past 26 years, the Food Bank has grown to serve citizens of Benton, Carroll, Madison & Washington counties. It is the goal of the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank to make sure that all who are facing or experiencing hunger have access to nutritious food. The Food Bank currently partners with 180 pantries that provide food to over 700,000 people each year in our community. That is enough people to fill Razorback Stadium 9.7 times!