Ways To Give

Commemorative Gifts

memorial gift is a meaningful way to honor the memory of a loved one. An honorarium is a unique way to recognize a special person in your life or to commemorate a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or holiday. When a commemorative gift is received, the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance will send an acknowledgment to the person you designate informing them of your gift. When you make a donation in the name of a friend or a loved one, your money will be going to help fight hunger in our state.

Donating: Money or food?

Both have their place in making sure there is enough food to feed hungry Arkansas

  • Every dollar you contribute can represent three meals for a person in need. Through our Donation and Purchasing programs, we are able to acquire food for far less than you can buy it in your local grocery store. Making cash donations means your dollar can buy more and do more.
  • Food drives are a great way to help stock the shelves of local food pantries. If your organization is interested in holding a food drive, contact us for more information. We’ll connect you with an Alliance member pantry or food bank in your area that can benefit from your generosity. And remember, families need items that SNAP (food stamps) won’t buy, such as toothpaste, paper products, deodorant, soap, dishwashing liquid and other items of daily living. Be sure to include these on your list of requested donations.
  • You can donate a bull/cow or calf to the Arkansas Beef Project. Meat protein is often beyond the budgets of food insecure people. We use cash donations to cover processing costs and ground beef is distributed in 1-pound bags to food pantries around the state.
  •  Manufacturing, distribution, agricultural and retail businesses are important sources of much needed food as well as non-food donations. If your business is interested in making in-kind contributions, contact Michelle Shope at mshope@arhungeralliance.org.
Be a Sustaining Donor

Receiving regular contributions from donors makes budgeting decisions more proactive and far reaching. You can make sure children and families have access to healthy food and nutrition programs all year round by making monthly or quarterly contributions to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance through our automatic draft options. You will be able to choose between bank draft or credit card when you go to our online donation page.

Join the Hunger Advocates Council

Hunger Advocates Council logo 150 wideWe often say that our goal is to work ourselves out of a job. Nothing would make us happier than closing our doors because everyone in Arkansas has access to the nutritious food they and their families need to lead healthy lives. Until that day arrives, however, we must find the financial support it takes to fight the year-round battle against hunger in Arkansas. The Alliance’s Hunger Advocates Council will help make that possible.

The Hunger Advocates Council is comprised of individual donors or family foundations that pledge unrestricted, tax deductible gifts of at least $1,000 annually. These important gifts allow us to build and maintain sustainable programs and resources that will have profound effects on eliminating hunger in the short term and into the future.

As a Friend of the Alliance ($1,000 – $2,499)
You will be listed as a charter member in the Alliance Alert newsletter and additional materials
You will receive an invitation to our Fall Donor Reception

As a Patron of the Alliance ($2,500 – $4,999)
You will be listed as a charter member in the Alliance Alert newsletter and additional materials
You will be invited to all Donor Receptions

As a Partner of the Alliance ($5,000 – $9,999)
You will receive 2 Tickets to our gala event Serving Up Solutions (if you are not already an event sponsor)
You will be listed as a charter member in the Alliance Alert newsletter and additional materials
You will be invited to all Donor Receptions

As a Fellow of the Alliance ($10,000+)
You will receive 2 tickets to Serving Up Solutions and 2 tickets to the Hunger Action Breakfast (if not an event sponsor)
You will be listed as a charter member in the Alliance Alert newsletter and additional materials
You will be invited to all Donor Receptions
A Garden Row will be named in your honor with prominent garden marker
We hope you will choose to be part of this important group of supporters who are dedicated to the cause of making all Arkansas children, seniors and families food secure. For more information regarding the Hunger Advocates Council, please contact Lynne Phillips, development director, at lphillips@arhungeralliance.org..