Opportunity to support Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry

Here’s a quick way to support Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry, who donate plenty of food to the Arkansas Foodbank each year. With every purchase of this cool car flag that says “Head’n to the Deer Woods”, you not only look stylish as you cruise to your hunting spot, but you also help fight hunger in Arkansas. For every purchase of a flag, $5 will go to Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry, who donate the fruits of their hunts to the hungry in Arkansas.

If you’re a big hunter or know someone who is, be sure to purchase your flag today!

 

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Help Your Favorite Radio Personalities Raise Food, Money and Awareness

DJs from some of your favorite Crain Media radio stations will be holding a radio food drive next week, collecting donations for the Arkansas Foodbank. Tune in to Mix 106.3, KHITS 96.5, My Country Y107.1 or Big Rock 93.3 to find out how and when to donate, as well as keep up with how well the drive is going. They’ll be collecting canned goods as well as cash donations.  I hear they’ll have a big-rig at their remote location to haul away their donations. Let’s help them fill it up!

If you were thinking of giving, this is a great time—before the season of giving carries us away. There will be more information available Monday.  Until then, keep listening, and follow your favorite station on Facebook, Twitter, and their official sites:

How many cans of food do you think it would take to fill a tractor trailer?

Donate canned goods at the Cornbread Festival this Saturday!

There’s a great opportunity to donate to the Arkansas Foodbank this weekend. The Arkansas Cornbread Festival will be held this Saturday, Nov. 5th at the Bernice Garden in Little Rock. Here’s the deal: for every can good you donate to the Arkansas Foodbank, you’ll receive a chance to win dinner at the wonderful Brave New Restaurant! This is a simple way to help fight hunger in Arkansas and enjoy some wonderful cornbread and have the opportunity to win a free dinner at an amazing restaurant. Sound good? Here are the details:

Where: Bernice Gardens @ Daisy Gatson Bates and South Main

When: Saturday, Nov. 5th from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Price: $5 per adult, $3 for children 6-12, children 5 & under are free

The cornbread tasting will be from 11-2 p.m., with an awards ceremony from 2-3 p.m. There will be live music the entire day!

Real Moms dish out meals for under $5

As grocery prices go up, how do you keep the cost of feeding your family down? Anne Coleman (aka Short Order Mom) cooks for a family of nine on a budget of just $125 a week. Save money with her easy, kid-pleasing recipes.

Under 30 minutes! Under $5! Try this easy chicken recipe the next time you’re in a bind to get dinner on the table quickly.

Hands-On Time: 20 minutes
Ready In: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

1 tablespoon oil-sesame or peanut oil
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin slices
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce or teriyaki sauce
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger or 1 teaspoon powder
1 3-ounce package chicken flavor ramen noodle soup
1 1-lb bag frozen mixed oriental vegetables
1/4 cup water

Directions

    1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken and cook, stirring frequently, until no longer pink.
    2. Add vegetables and lid. Cook until vegetables are cooked through, about 5 minutes.
    3. In the meantime, cook the noodles (without the flavoring packet) according to package directions. Drain.
    4. Add soy sauce, garlic, ginger and seasoning packet to water. Mix well. Pour over chicken and vegetables, add noodles and toss to mix.

Holding A Food Drive

Hunger Awareness Month is over, but the need for food still exists.  Whether it’s a donation for the Backpacks for Kids program, the Senior Supplement Program, or simply to help where there’s a need, there are many ways to donate.  One way is to hold a food drive. Any event can be a good one for a food drive.  Cans of food can be used to reduce the cost of entry, they can “purchase” raffle tickets, the opportunities are endless!  Here are a few tips to help you get started on the right track:

  • Establish your team or committee
  • Create a food or hunger theme
  • Set your goals and plan logistics
  • Determine the timeline

It’s also a good idea to contact the Arkansas Foodbank and let them know you are holding the drive.  They can provide a list of foods needed and tell you what types of events or themes have been most successful in the past.  The Foodbank also has a “Driver’s Manual” available with additional information to help make your drive a success!

For more information on conducting a successful food drive, contact Jill Bayles at jbayles@arkansasfoodbank.org or 501.569.4321.

Holding A Food Drive

Hunger Awareness Month is over, but the need for food still exists.  Whether it’s a donation for the Backpacks for Kids program, the Senior Supplement Program, or simply to help where there’s a need, there are many ways to donate.  One way is to hold a food drive. Any event can be a good one for a food drive.  Cans of food can be used to reduce the cost of entry, they can “purchase” raffle tickets, the opportunities are endless!  Here are a few tips to help you get started on the right track:

  • Establish your team or committee
  • Create a food or hunger theme
  • Set your goals and plan logistics
  • Determine the timeline.

It’s also a good idea to contact the Arkansas Foodbank and let them know you are holding the drive.  They can provide a list of foods needed and tell you what types of events or themes have been most successful in the past.  The Foodbank also has a “Driver’s Manual” available with additional information to help make your drive a success!

For more information on conducting a successful food drive, contact Jill Bayles at jbayles@arkansasfoodbank.org or 501.569.4321.

Have an experience holding a food drive?  We’d love to hear what worked for you and what you learned!

It’s the little things…

We want to give a special thanks to the managers and residents at the Riverwalk Apartments in downtown Little Rock. They organized a cereal drive to benefit the Foodbank Network and it was an overwhelming success!

All it took to make a huge difference in some hungry peoples’  lives was this simple Facebook post:

And that post generated ALL this cereal:


This is a perfect example of how social networking can be utilized to mobilize the masses of people out there who are eager to help out, but may need a quick reminder! Thanks again to the Riverwalk Apartment Complex for their generous donation.