by: Brad Haworth, KTLO
With the closure of schools in Arkansas due to the coronavirus, many students who normally get assistance with food for the weekends won’t have to worry about meals during the downtime. The Food Bank of North Central Arkansas is working with the schools in its nine-county service area to make sure no child goes hungry during the shutdown.
Jeff Quick is the CEO of the food bank and says they are insuring each school is fully prepared for the unexpected event.
Quick says each school has its own plans and schedule, and families should contact the school for more information.
Quick says they are making sure there is enough food to meet the needs of the school children while still providing for their everyday clients.
So far, just over $8,500 has been raised through a social media fundraiser to help cover the cost of the increase need for supplies.
Quick says they are also working on a plan for after-school meal programs.
For more information, contact the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas at (870)499-7565 or visit foodbanknca.org.
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