Ar Beef Project

partnering with cattlemen & Farmers

The Arkansas Beef Project, a program from the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in partnership with the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association and Farmers Feeding the World, offers cattle ranchers a unique opportunity to provide a much needed source of protein to many Arkansas children and families in need.

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where’s the beef?

Protein is an important part of a healthy diet, yet most low income Arkansans cannot afford to buy meat on a regular basis. When they can buy meat, it often has a very high fat content. Similarly, food banks don’t have reliable sources for affordable meat protein. The Arkansas Beef Project, a program from  the  Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in partnership with the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association and Farmers Feeding the World, offers cattle ranchers a unique opportunity to provide a much needed source of protein to many Arkansas children and families in need.

The Alliance is grateful for the incredible support of the Arkansas Agriculture Department on the AR Beef Project.

Three ways to get involved

Arkansas Cattle ranchers and other protein producers, such as hog, lamb and pork, can donate to the Arkansas Beef Project in three ways. All donated protein is distributed in one or two-pound portions to food banks and food pantries across the state to help food-insecure Arkansans have a reliable source of protein.

Cash Donations

Money is used to purchase domestic ground beef and process donated animals.

Donate a live cow/bull

An adult cow/bull is transported to a USDA approved facility where it is processed.

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DONATE A CALF

It can be raised by a cattleman or cattlewoman, then donated to the program.

Line Up Against Hunger

Make a tax-deductible donation to the Arkansas Beef Project. Seniors split pills to afford ground beef once a week—this project helps those seniors and almost 20% of Arkansans who aren’t sure where they will find their next meal. Supporting our food banks and food pantries with sources of local produce and protein means families who cannot afford meat, fresh fruit or vegetables can still benefit from Arkansas’s bountiful harvest and generous spirit.

For more information contact Brandon Chapman at bchapman@arhungeralliance.org  or Michelle Shope at mshope@arhungeralliance.org

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1400 West Markham Street, Ste 304, Little Rock, AR 72201

Info@arhungeralliance.org

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