2022 Capacity Building Grant Recipients Announced

Mar 2, 2022 | Blog

The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance is pleased to announce 131 organizations have been awarded a total of $188,827 through the Capacity Building Grant program. Funds for the annual grants are allocated from the State Food Purchasing Program and have been administered by the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance since 2009 when the Governor and the Arkansas General Assembly awarded the funds.

“It’s important that member pantries, food banks, shelters and others who serve hungry Arkansans receive this type of support. These grants are used to purchase useful items that increase the grantee’s ability to feed the community,” says Kathy Webb, CEO of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. “It’s always surprising how one cooler or an extra stove or a deep freezer can help an organization further their mission to fight hunger.”

Qualifying member organizations include food pantries, food rescue organizations, soup kitchens, shelters and other organizations that directly serve Arkansas families by providing food prepared on site or for use at home. Some items purchased with these grants include kitchen appliances, storage solutions, meal preparation items and office equipment. Organizations are allowed to request funding up to $5,000. Grants may be awarded in whole or partially funded at the discretion of the grant committee. Grants are used solely for the purposes to help expand or improve a local hunger relief organization’s physical ability to serve their community. These funds cannot be used to pay salaries, operational expenses or purchase food. The following organizations have been awarded a Capacity Building Grant:

Baxter County
Back Pack Food 4 Kids-FUMC Mountain Home, Mountain Home
Mountain Home Food Basket, Inc, Mountain Home
Norfork Community Care Program Food Pantry, Mountain Home
Care Center Mountain Home Inc., Mountain Home

Benton County
Saving Grace NWA, Rogers
Samaritan House Community Center, Rogers
GRUB Food Pantry -First Christian Church, Rogers
The Manna Center, Siloam Springs
Feed the 479, Springdale
Soul Food, Springdale

Boone County
Boone County Senior Activity & Wellness Center, Harrison
Calhoun County
Cayce’s Charities, Thornton

Carroll County
Good Neighbor Food Cupboard, Diamond City
Green Forest United Methodist Church, Green Forest
First United Methodist Church of Eureka Springs, Eureka Springs

Clark County
Community Family Enrichment Center, Arkadelphia
Clark County Ecumenical Food Pantry, Inc., Arkadelphia
Evergreen Church / Community Pantry, Gurdon

Columbia County
Magnolia Senior Citizen Center, Magnolia

Craighead County
Provision 88 Food Ministry, Jonesboro
St. Bernards Development Foundation, Jonesboro

Crawford County
Mulberry Community Food Pantry, Mulberry
Cedarville Senior Center, Van Buren
Hearts of Hope Church and Ministry, Van Buren
Farmer Food Pantry of First Presbyterian Church of VB, Van Buren

Cross County
Cherry Valley Food Pantry, Cherry Valley
Hickory Ridge Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, Hickory Ridge
Desha County
Dumas Food Pantry, Dumas
Pioneros Unidos, Dumas

Drew County
Revival Center Food pantry, Monticello

Faulkner County
Conway Ministry Center, Conway
Soul Food Cafe Mission, Conway
Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA), Conway

Garland County
Faith Fellowship Church Food Pantry, Hot Springs Village
Oaklawn United Methodist Church, Hot Springs
Trinity Church Oasis, Hot Springs

Hempstead County
Hope Senior Citizen Center, Hope

Independence County
Batesville Help and Hope, Batesville
Southside 4-H Food Pantry, Batesville
Cave City First Assembly Food Pantry, Cave City
Breakin’ Bread Community Kitchen, Heber Springs

Jefferson County
Neighbor to Neighbor, Inc., Pine Bluff
St. Luke UMC, Pine Bluff
Targeting our People’s Priorities with Service (TOPPS), Pine Bluff
Delta Regional Community Services Outreach Network, Pine Bluff

Johnson County
Clarksville SDA Church Food Pantry, Clarksville
Interfaith Service Network, Clarksville
Hartman United Methodist pantry, Hartman

Lee County
Rural Counties Health &fitness, Marianna

Lincoln County
Faith Deliverance Church, Grady

Little River County
Community Alternative Prevention Program, Ashdown

Lonoke County
16th Section UMC Mobile Food Pantry, Austin
Christ Corner Food Closet, England
Renew Community Development Corp, Cabot

Madison County
Open Arms Pregnancy Center/Food Pantry, Huntsville

Marion County
Marion County Senior Activity & Wellness Center, Flippin

Miller County
Nashville Senior Center, Texarkana
The Salvation Army Texarkana Corps, Texarkana
United Families of America-AR, Texarkana

Mississippi County
The Mississippi County Union Mission, Blytheville
Blytheville Community Samaritan Ministry, Blytheville

Newton County
Newton County Senior Activity and Wellness Center, Jasper

Phillips County
God’s House a Safe Place to Come Home to Outreach Ministries, Helena-West Helena

Pope County
Manna House of Russellville, Russellville
Boys & Girls Clubs OF Arkansas River Valley, Russellville
River Valley Food 4 Kids, Russellville

Pulaski County
Bayou Meto Baptist Church, Jacksonville
Fishnet Missions, Jacksonville
Central Baptist Church Food Pantry, North Little Rock
Food Jobs Work Foundation, North Little Rock
Berean Disciple Church, North Little Rock
St. Joseph Center of Arkansas, North Little Rock
CareLink, North Little Rock
SHCC Crisis Corner, Sherwood
Roland Crisis Closet, Roland
We Care of Pulaski County, Wrightsville
Amboy Community Food Pantry, North Little Rock
Central Arkansas Library System, Little Rock
Green Groceries Program, a ministry of Christ Episcopal Church, Little Rock
Salvation Army Central Arkansas Area Command, Little Rock
Canvas Community UMC, Little Rock
Our House, Little Rock
Women and Children First, Little Rock
UA Little Rock Children International, Little Rock
Asociacion de Mujeres de Arkansas, Inc., Little Rock
Baptist Health Foundation, Little Rock
U of A Foundation, Little Rock
Allison Memorial Presbyterian Church, Little Rock
Central Arkansas Volunteers in Medicine, Little Rock
The Lion of Judah Church of God in Christ, Little Rock
Union Rescue Mission, Little Rock
Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Family Services., Inc., Little Rock
Bridge 2 Success, Little Rock
FEED First USA, Little Rock
Well Fed Community Development Corporation,  Little Rock
Parkway Place Baptist Church Food Pantry, Little Rock
The Helping Hand of Greater Little Rock, Little Rock
Centers for Youth & Families, Little Rock
Potluck Food Rescue, Little Rock
Unitarian Universalist Church, Little Rock

Saline County
Churches Joint Council on Human Need (CJCOHN), Benton
The Vine & The Branches, Inc., Benton

Searcy County
Searcy County Senior Activity & Wellness Center, Marshall
Searcy County Rural Help Center, Inc., St. Joe

Sebastian County
Community Rescue Mission, Inc., Fort Smith
Mission UMC Matthew, Fort Smith
Next Step Day Room Inc., Fort Smith
Riverview HOPE Campus, Fort Smith
Vineyard Community Church, Fort Smith
Midland Heights United Methodist Church, Fort Smith
Arc for the River Valley, Fort Smith
North Point Fellowship, Fort Smith
Sebastian Retired Citizens Association, Inc. dba/Fort Smith Senior Center, Fort Smith
First Assembly of God-Greenwood, Greenwood
Greenwood United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Greenwood

Sevier County
UA Cossatot, De Queen

Stone County
Antioch Outreach Center Food Pantry, Fox
The Gathering Place Food Pantry @ Meadowcreek, Fox

Union County
Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado, El Dorado
South Arkansas Fights AIDS (SAFA), El Dorado
The Salvation Army, El Dorado

Van Buren County
Choctaw Church of Christ Food Bank, Choctaw

Washington County
Area Agency on Aging of NWA – Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, Fayetteville
St. James Missionary Baptist, Fayetteville
The Cobblestone Project, Fayetteville
Farmington Senior Activity Center, Farmington

White County
Bald Knob Methodist Church Food Pantry, Bald Knob
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Bald Knob

Woodruff County
Woodruff County Food Pantry, Augusta

Yell County
Ola Christian Academy, Ola