Gwatney Chevrolet’s “Drive Against Hunger”

Gwatney Chevrolet and the Arkansas Foodbank have teamed up to fight hunger in Arkansas this holiday season. Gwatney Chevrolet has created an amazing incentive to donate non-perishable food items. When purchasing a new Chevy, Gwatney will knock $100 off the price of the vehicle per non-perishable food item you bring in, up to 10 items or $1,000. This is an incredible deal if you are looking to purchase a new Chevrolet car, truck or SUV. In addition to this, Gwatney has pledged to match each non-perishable item you bring in 2-for-1. So if 1,000 items are donated, Gwatney will throw in 2,000 extra!

This is event runs through the end of this month, so you only have a little more than a week to take advantage of this wonderful offer!

Where: Gwatney Chevrolet
When: Through November
Contact: See Sales Manager James Miller or Shawn McClish or call 501-982-2102

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Poultry Federation donates 600 turkeys to the Arkansas Foodbank

Take a minute of your time to watch this wonderful video from ArkansasOnline. The Poultry Federation has donated 600 turkeys to the Arkansas Foodbank to distribute to hungry families this Thanksgiving. What a generous gift!

http://www.arkansasonline.com/videos/2011/nov/07/5378

Food Drive at Twilight: Breaking Dawn premiere!

Are you a huge Twilight fan? Just going because your girlfriend is dragging you kicking and screaming? Regardless of your motivation for going to see the new sure-to-be blockbuster Twilight: Breaking Dawn, you can make a difference in some hungry Arkansans lives. Rave Motion Pictures is holding a food donation drive while the throngs of eager fans await the midnight release Breaking Dawn. The food drive will be held from 7-9 p.m on November 17th. Here are some guidelines from ArkansasFoodbank.org on what to bring if you plan on donating:

TOP TEN ITEMS NEEDED:

  • Canned meats/fish/poultry
  • Canned/Packaged Meals
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cereal
  • Soups
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits
  • 100% Juices
  • Pasta and Pasta Sauces
  • Diapers

All donations should be non-perishable, and nothing should be in glass containers. Unfortunately the Health Department does not allow us to accept homemade items.

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!

 

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!

Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry

We live in a beautiful state. Arkansans love to spend time in the great outdoors. Hunting is extremely popular in our state, which makes the organization “Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry” a brilliant idea to help curb our growing hunger problem. As we enter hunting season here in Arkansas, we felt it would be a great time to spread the word about this great organization. From their website:

“Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry (AHFH) is a community-minded program that provides venison and other wild game to those in need. Organizations, businesses, and churches of many denominations have joined farmers and hunters to transform an abundant white-tailed deer population into a renewable food source for the hungry.”

According to its website, they’ve provided 1.5 MILLION meals since its inception. That’s phenomenal!

Visit http://www.arkansashunters.org for more information on this great hunger-fighting organization.

Scary Hunger Fact 2

Every parent knows that a hungry child is a disadvantaged child. He can’t grow, develop and learn like other kids. She has trouble focusing and getting along. They complain often of headaches, stomachaches and other ailments. They fall behind in virtually every way.

It doesn’t have to be this way. There is plenty of nutritious food in America to make sure every child grows up healthy and thrives. What’s missing is access to this food. If families don’t have reliable access to healthy, affordable food, they can’t possibly feed their children well.

Scary Hunger Fact 1

It’s true, there are children that feel this way. The problem of childhood hunger is not simply a moral issue. Child hunger hampers a young person’s ability to learn and becomes more likely to suffer from poverty as an adult. Scientific evidence suggests that hungry children are less likely to become productive citizens.

Purchase the “Love” tee and support the Arkansas Foodbank


Popular local merchant Rock City Outfitters has created a t-shirt design to support local charities each month. This month, that charity is none other than the Arkansas Foodbank! Simply purchase this awesome “Love” tee from Rock City Outfitters during the month of October and the proceeds will benefit the Arkansas Foodbank!

From their website:
Printed on high-quality 50/50 soft spun cotton tees. The softest, smoothest, best-looking t-shirts available anywhere. Please note, Rock City Outfitters’ raw blanks are subject to slight color variation.

The shirt retails for $16.99. Pick one up today! Here’s the link to buy online:
http://www.rockcityoutfitters.com/detail.asp?catID=1001&prodID=261