Jonesboro, July 18, 2022 --The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas announced today that it received a grant totaling $2,300 from the Arby’s Foundation.
The Arby’s Foundation has committed $500,000 to support every community where Arby’s has a restaurant. In total, the Arby’s Foundation anticipates giving out nearly 200 local grants across the U.S.
“The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas is grateful for the support of the Arby’s Foundation,” said Christie Jordan, CEO for the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas. “It is only through the generosity of others that our organization is able to supply food to people facing hunger.”
The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas provides hunger relief to people in need by raising awareness, securing resources, and distributing food through a network of non-profit agencies and programs. The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas provides the equivalent of 165,000 meals each week to people facing hunger. The Food Bank works in partnership with 140 non-profit partner agencies and programs in 12 counties in Northeast Arkansas. These counties include: Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, Randolph, St. Francis, and Woodruff. Additionally, the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas is a member of Feeding America, a national network of food banks. Through our many partnerships, every $1 donated can help provide 4 meals. For additional information, please visit our website www.foodbankofnea.org. You can also find the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas on Facebook @FoodBankofNEA, Twitter @foodbankofnea, and Instagram @foodbankofnea.
The Arby’s Foundation, the charitable arm of Arby’s, helps America’s kids dream big and pursue their dreams with confidence. Building on a philanthropic heritage that has contributed more than $100 million to youth-related causes since its inception in 1986, the Arby’s Foundation is committed to helping kids build, expand and pursue their dreams as we focus our efforts in childhood hunger, youth leadership and career readiness initiatives. The Arby’s Foundation is a division of the Inspire Brands Foundation, which is a registered 501(c)(3).