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!

 

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

Woo Pig Sooie! Big Nasty supports the Arkansas Foodbank

If you’re a long-time Arkansan, there’s no doubt you remember the legendary 1994 National Champion Razorback basketball team. Corey Beck, Clint McDaniel, Scotty Thurman and Alex Dillard all played a part in Arkansas’ fast-paced, uptempo offense led by Coach Nolan Richardson. Perhaps no player was more important to the team’s success than Corliss Williamson, aka Big Nasty.

In addition to that 1994 NCAA tournament championship, Corliss would later go on to win the NBA Finals as a member of the Detroit Pistons. After a successful career in the NBA, Williamson is now head coach of the UCA Bears. We dropped by a recent practice, and Big Nasty had this to say about the Arkansas Foodbank:


What better person to galvanize support for the Foodbank? Hog fans LOVE Corliss and respect him for his undeniable talent and leadership abilities. Now you should help spread the word by sharing this video with your Hog fan friends on Facebook or Twitter!

Chipotle’s Low Cost Meal

This Halloween, Chipotle is celebrating family farms and their dedication to the land they live on and the delicious food they produce. Join in on the party, come into any Chipotle on Halloween from 6 pm to closing dressed in a costume inspired by the family farm and they’ll hook you up with a burrito, bowl, salad, or an order of tacos made with responsibly raised ingredients for just $2.Have some fun with your costumes. Think crops, farm tools, tractors, silos, or farm animals. Get the proverbial creative juices flowing and you might have a shot at winning a prize in the Costume Contest.

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.