A Deeper Look at Poverty in Arkansas

A Deeper Look at Poverty in Arkansas is part of the national initiative "Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America," which aims to provide a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society and solutions to bring people out of poverty.

The Poverty Divide in Arkansas

Hosted by Phillip Fletcher, founder/executive director of City of Hope (coho58.org).

According to the USDA, Arkansas has a poverty rate of 18.9 percent and a child poverty rate of 26 percent, with poverty levels continuing to rise throughout the state. AETN is working to further the discussion about poverty and opportunity in Arkansas in "A Deeper Look: The Poverty Divide in Arkansas."

This program will address the struggles of those living in poverty in the state and the organizations and resources available to help. A family will share their story of survival in trying times, and other segments will focus on Veterans Villages of America, poverty in urban and rural areas, food insecurity and more.

Segments Include:

  • Arkansas poverty statistics. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the national poverty rate is 15 percent, and Arkansas is at 19 percent. Research from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families shows that 183,000 children (one in four) in the state are in poverty, while the U.S. Census Bureau found 21,000 veterans in poverty. In January 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported 2,560 people were homeless in Arkansas. This segment features Gregory L. Hamilton, Ph.D., senior research economist for the UALR Institute for Economic Advancement.
  • Poverty in rural and urban areas. Urban and rural areas face unique struggles in poverty. Population and available resources create obstacles. Our House in Little Rock, a program for homeless and nearly homeless people, has access to many more resources than it would in a rural area, but it also gets far more requests than it can handle. Heifer USA, a division of Heifer International, is helping people in rural areas develop small farms in their own communities, but with complicated logistics, it isn't possible to help as many people as a program in an urban area. Those interviewed include: Patrick Tufford, Our House client; Georgia Mjartan, executive director, and Justin Sanders, director of client services, Our House; Ben Wihebrink, director of operations, Heifer USA; Cody Hopkins, general manager, Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative in Clinton; Kerry Harrington, The Other Side Farm in Marshall.
  • Veterans in poverty. Housing affordability is the greatest housing problem among veterans, and HUD estimates that approximately 361 Arkansas veterans are homeless. This segment features retired U.S. Army Col. Mike Ross and his organization Veterans Villages of America, which strives to bring services together for veterans in need. Among those the organization is helping is World War II veteran Theoda "Uncle Jack" Butler, who at 90 years old needed assistance with repairs to his home. Also featured is Afghanistan war veteran Taylor LaBue, whose personal story of PTSD caused difficulties when he returned home. LaBue founded Veterans Impact − Central Arkansas Veterans Mental Health Council and shares how his advocacy work with veterans has given him support and purpose.
  • Families in poverty. Thomas and Louise Bolton, along with their five children, struggle to make ends meet in one of the highest crime areas in Little Rock. Thomas provides their only source of income, working 16 hours a day shuttling Medicaid patients from one appointment to the next. Louise looks for work herself, filling out countless applications, but a felony arrest from her youth plagues her. Unable to find a job, she focuses on furthering her education, recently obtaining an associate degree, as she hopes to put her past behind her. With bills stacking up, including a recent eviction notice, the Boltons hold to one another, more thankful for what they have than what they don’t.

The American Dream in Arkansas

"We wanted this to be a completely reflective process," AETN Producer and Blytheville native Kevin Clark said. "We wanted to let the people in these towns tell us their thoughts; it is their town, so it is their story."

In "A Deeper Look: The American Dream in Arkansas," AETN visits two cities facing unique struggles. Most would agree that Blytheville and Pine Bluff have both seen better times - bustling downtown areas, vibrant social scenes and good economies. The downtown streets of both cities are eerily quiet these days. Once beautiful, ornate buildings sit exposed to the elements. At first glance, reflecting on the glory days of these cities, it would appear that the American dream in Arkansas is dead or dying. AETN looks deeper by spending two weeks immersed in each city, uncovering stories that shed light on the state of the American dream in Arkansas. The result is a half-hour examination of the state of the American dream in the Arkansas Delta.

In "Dream On," political comedian John Fugelsang hits the road to retrace the journey of French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville who traveled across our young country in 1831, and wrote Democracy in America, defining America as a place where anyone of any background could climb the ladder of economic opportunity. For more information, visit pppdocs.com/dreamon.html.Major funding for this initiative is provided by The JPB Foundation. Additional support provided by Arlene and Alan Alda, the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, Odyssey Fund, Park Foundation, Silverweed Foundation, and Spunk Fund, Inc.


"A Deeper Look: The American Dream in Arkansas" screening at Arkansas Northeastern College

Arkansas Statistics

Information below comes from TalkPoverty.org. Statistics are based on data from 2014. Overall Population: 2,882,856 | Number In Poverty: 543,882

POVERTY RATE

  • 18.9% of Arkansans had incomes below the poverty line.* (Ranked 46th)**
  • 26% of children under 18 are in families below the poverty line. (Ranked 45th)
  • 20.4% of working-age women (ages 18-64) have incomes below the poverty line. (Ranked 46th)
  • 33.2% of African Americans are below the poverty line.
  • 16.9% of Asian Americans below the poverty line.
  • 31.3% of Latinos are below the poverty line.
  • 15.7% of Native Americans are below the poverty line.

EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATION

  • 14.7% income inequality. The ratio of the share of income going to the top 20 percent of households and the share of income going to the bottom 20 percent of households. (Ranked 25th)
  • 6.1% unemployment (Ranked 26th)
  • 85% of high school students who graduated on time. (Ranked 17th)
  • 19% of disconnected youth (ages 18-24) who were not in school or working. (Ranked 42nd)
  • 30% of young adults (ages 25-34) who had an associate’s degree or higher. (Ranked 50th)
  • 78.1¢ gender wage gap. (Ranked 32nd)

FAMILY AND COMMUNITIES

  • 5 out of every 1,000 children live apart from their parents in foster care. (Ranked 20th)
  • 43.5 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 19. (Ranked 51st)

ECONOMIC SECURITY

  • 19.9% experience difficulty providing food due to a lack of money or resources. (Ranked 50th)
  • 73 apartments were affordable/available for every 100 renter households with very low incomes.***
  • 11.2% of households use high-cost, high-risk forms of credit to make ends meet.**** (Ranked 46th)
  • 29.9% of unemployed workers were helped by unemployment insurance. (Ranked 21st)
  • 20.9% of people under age 65 and below the poverty line who did not have health insurance. (Ranked 24th)

* Poverty line: $23,834 for a family of four.
** Rank compared to national percentages.
*** Very low-income households are those at or below half of median income in the area where they live.
**** High-risk forms of credit include payday loans, automobile title loans, refund anticipation loans, rent-to-own, and pawning.

Arkansas Resources

The lists below are not exhaustive. For a more complete list of resources, please contact your local United Way office to find out what resources are available in your area.

Arkansas

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Economic and Nonprofit Solutions, Inc. 308 South Rose Street, Stuttgart, AR 72160 501-358-9332 Emergency Housing and Homeless Prevention Homeless
Turning Point Ministries, Inc. 405-A East Michigan Avenue, Stuttgart, AR 72160 870-672-9086 Homeless Shelter Homeless men, women and children

Ashley

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Ashley County Housing Authority 202 S Mulberry St, Hamburg, AR 71646 870-853-2587 Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

Baxter

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Omart, Inc. P.O. Box 308, Gassville, AR 72635 870-435-6200 Drug and alcohol rehabilitation program Chemically dependent men and women
Serenity, Inc. P.O. Box 1111, Mountain Home, AR 72654 870-424-7576 Battered Women’s Shelter Battered women and their children or any domestic violence involvement
SPARKS Gamma House, Inc. P.O. Box 1230, Mountain Home, AR 72654 870-425-9186 Homeless Shelter Women and their children

Benton

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Genesis House, Inc. P.O. Box 1506, Siloam Springs, AR 72761 479-549-3438 Day Shelter/Emergency Shelter for Motels Homeless men, women and children
Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter P.O. Box 1059, Rogers, AR 72712 479-246-9999 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence or sexual assault
Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter 14100 Vaughn Road, Bentonville, AR 72712 479-795-2417 Emergency shelter for abused and neglected children Males birth through 12 years of age and females birth through 17 years of age
Salvation Army 3305 SW I Street, Bentonville, AR 72712 479-271-9545 Homeless Shelter and Soup Kitchen open to the public Homeless men, women and families; Photo ID required

Boone

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Sanctuary, Inc. P.O. Box 762, Harrison, AR 72602 870-741-2315 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of Domestic Violence and their children

Clark

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Abused Women and Children, Inc. P.O. Box 924, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 870-246-3122 Domestic Violence Shelter (Emergency) Victims of domestic violence and their children

Cleburne

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Cleburne County Cares, Inc. 2016 North Highway 25B, Heber Springs, AR 72543 501-362-8486 Family Shelter Homeless family
Margie’s Haven House, Inc. P.O. Box 954, Heber Springs, AR 72543 501-362-6757 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence and their children

Columbia

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Living Water Domestic Violence Shelter P.O. Box 1734, Magnolia, AR 71754 870-235-1415 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence and their children
South Arkansas Youth Services P.O. Box 2058, Magnolia, AR 71753 870-234-6065 Youth Shelter Male and female 8-18 years of age

Conway

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
The Safe Place P.O. Box 364, Morrilton, AR 72110 501-354-1884 Domestic Violence Shelter Women and children who are victims of domestic violence

Craighead

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Consolidated Youth Services 4220 Stadium Boulevard, Jonesboro, AR 72404 870-972-1110 Youth facility Male and female 8-17 years of age
Crowley’s Ridge Development Council, Inc. P.O. Box 16720, Jonesboro, AR 72403 870-932-0228 Transitional Home for Adult Men Men who have completed alcohol and drug treatment
Salvation Army 800 Cate Avenue, Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-932-3875 Homeless Family Shelter Men, women and children
Women’s Crisis Center of Northeast Arkansas, Inc. P.O. Box 721, Jonesboro, AR 72403 870-972-9575 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Shelter Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

Crittenden

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
8th Street Mission for Jesus Christ 717 East Broadway, West Memphis, AR 72303 870-735-6010 Shelter for men; Drug and Alcohol Rehab Men only
East Arkansas Youth Services 104 Cypress Street, Marion, AR 72364 870-739-4219 Youth Shelter Youth under a court order, runaways, family needs
Families in Transition, Inc. P.O. Box 15, West Memphis, AR 72303 870-732-4077 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence and their children; Homeless

Drew

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Options, Inc. P.O. Box 554, Monticello, AR 71657 870-460-0684 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence; Females over 18 with children, male children under age 12

Faulkner

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Bethlehem House, Inc. 930 Faulkner Street, Conway, AR 72032 501-205-0905 Transitional Shelter Homeless
Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas P.O. Box 2557, Conway, AR 72033 501-730-9864 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence
COHO Conway 608 E Robins St, Conway, AR 72034 501-205-1614 Transition house provoking hope in human beings through holistic engagement. Men

Garland

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Assemblies of God Family Services Agency 2325 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901 501-262-1660 Children’s Home and Maternity Home Children ages 5-18; Maternity ages 13-28
Ouachita Children’s Center P.O. Box 1180, Hot Springs, AR 71902 501-623-5591 Emergency Shelter and Outreach Services for Youth and Families Male and female ages 8-17
Potter’s Clay Ministries 110 Crescent Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901 501-624-1366 Homeless Shelter for Abused Women in a Crisis Crisis Situations
Quapaw House I – Newton House P.O. Box 3450, Hot Springs, AR 71901 501-623-3700 Chemical Free Shelter Women who have completed residential alcohol and drug treatment
Quapaw House II - Harmony House P.O. Box 3450, Hot Springs, AR 71901 501-623-3700 Chemical Free Shelter Men who have completed a drug treatment program

Grant

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Grant County Unified Community Resource Council P.O. Box 323, Sheridan, AR 72501 870-942-7373 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence

Greene

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Children’s Home, Inc. 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, AR 72450 870-239-4031 ext. 231 or 870-239-4031 ext. 124 Residential Group Home, Foster Care and Adoption Services Male and female birth through 17 years of age
Mission Outreach of Northeast Arkansas P.O. Box 1122, Paragould, AR 72451 870-236-8080 Emergency Homeless Shelter and Transitional Housing Men, women and children

Hempstead

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
City of Hope Shelter P.O. Box 596, Hope, AR 71802-0596 870-777-7500 Homeless Shelter Homeless men, women and children
Hope in Action P.O. Box 596, Hope, AR 71802-0596 870-777-7500 Transitional Housing, Homeless Shelter and Food Pantry Single men, single women and families

Independence

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Family Violence Prevention Address: P.O. Box 2943, Batesville, AR 72503 Phone: 870-793-4011 Type of Facility: Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence (women and children)
Health Resources of Arkansas - Independence Inn P.O. Box 2578, Batesville, AR 72501 870-793-8900 ext. 1116 Emergency Homeless Shelter Men, women and families

Jackson

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Project New Start 1417 Dewey Avenue, Newport, AR 72112 870-523-8413 Homeless Shelter and Rehabilitation Facility Men and women with addictions
White River Battered Women’s Shelter P.O. Box 304, Newport, AR 72112 870-523-5403 Domestic Violence and Homeless Shelter Victims of domestic violence and homeless

Jefferson

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
CASA Women’s Shelter P.O. Box 6705, Pine Bluff, AR 71611 870-535-2955 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence and their children
Salvation Army 501 East 12th Street, Pine Bluff, AR 71611 870-534-0504 Emergency Shelter and Lodge Single men, single women and families
Second CHANGE Recovery Center P.O. 2039, Pine Bluff, AR 71613 870-850-6261 Treatment Center with Transitional Housing for Homeless Drug and Alcohol free

Johnson

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Johnson County Helping Hands 805-B Cherry Street, Clarksville, AR 72830 479-754-3985 Family Service Center Shelter Johnson County residents

Lonoke

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Lonoke County Safe Haven P.O. Box 414, Cabot, AR 72023 501-628-4233 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of Domestic Violence
Open Arms Shelter P.O. Box 414, Lonoke, AR 72086 501-676-6166 Emergency Shelter for Abused and Neglected Children Children ages birth to 18 years old referred from DCFS

Miller

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Salvation Army Address: 400 East 4th Street, Texarkana, AR 71854 Phone: 870-774-2701 Type of Facility: Homeless Shelter Men, women and children
The Darnell Brown Community Development Corporation 922 Garland Street, Texarkana, AR 71854 870-216-1570 Transitional and Recovery Center for Women Women 18 and older and their children 8 years old and younger

Mississippi

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Mississippi County Union Mission P.O. Box 501, Blytheville, AR 72316 870-763-8380 Homeless Shelter Men, women and children
The Haven of Northeast Arkansas P.O. Box 1062, Blytheville, AR 72316 870-532-6669 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence

Ouachita

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Women’s Crisis Center of South Arkansas P.O. Box 1149, Camden, AR 71711 870-836-0375 Domestic Violence Shelter Women and their children

Phillips

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
The Family Center, Inc. 406 Pecan Street, Helena, AR 72342 870-338-8447 Domestic Violence Center Women and their children who are victims of domestic violence

Pope

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Friendship Community Care 920 North University Avenue, Russellville, AR 72802 479-967-2322 Residential Facility Developmentally disabled and/or mental retardation
River Valley Shelter for Battered Women and Children P.O. Box 2066, Russellville, AR 72811 479-968-3110 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence
Salvation Army 1004 Weir Road, Russellville, AR 72802 479-968-5369 Provides hotel lodging when funds are available

Pulaski

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Better Community Development 3805 12th Street, Suite 203, Little Rock, AR 72204 501-663-7221 ext. 1 Homeless Shelter Homeless males and females 18 years or older with special needs
Family Promise of Pulaski County 222 East 8th Street, Little Rock, AR 72202 501-372-0733 Homeless Shelter and Day Center Single or two parent households with minor children
Florence Crittenton Home 3600 West 11th Street, Little Rock, AR 72204 501-663-3129 Emergency Shelter for Children Children ages 6-17 in custody of DHS/DCFS (must be referred by DHS)
Gaines House 1702 Gaines Street, Little Rock, AR 72206 501-376-7922 Transitional Shelter Women 18 years of age or older who have disabilities
GYST House, Inc. 8101 Frenchman’s Lane, Little Rock, AR 72209 501-568-1682 Transitional Living Shelter and Outpatient Program Men and women with a substance abuse problem
Little Rock Community Mental Health Center P.O. Box 250337, Little Rock, AR 72225 501-686-9210 Mental Health Facility Persons with disabilities and/or mental illness
Little Rock Compassion Center P.O. Box 4249, Little Rock, AR 72214 501-296-9114 Homeless Shelter Homeless men and women
Mid-Arkansas Substance Abuse Services 4601 West 7th Street, Little Rock, AR 72205 501-686-9210 Detoxification Facility Men and women who need to detox
Our House I P.O. Box 34155, Little Rock, AR 72203 501-374-7383 Emergency Shelter Men, women and families
Our House II P.O. Box 34155, Little Rock, AR 72203 501-374-7383 Transitional Family Shelter Men, women and families
Recovery Centers of Arkansas 1201 River Road, North Little Rock, AR 72114 501-372-4611 Treatment Center Men and women with substance abuse problems
River City Ministries of Pulaski County P.O. Box 2179, North Little Rock, AR 72215 501-376-6694 Day Resource Center Homeless men, women and children
Salvation Army 1111 West Markham, Little Rock, AR 72201 501-374-9296 Emergency Shelter Single men, single women and families
St. Francis House P.O. Box 4490, Little Rock, AR 72204 501-664-5036 Homeless Veterans Program Men and women veterans
The Centers for Youth and Families P.O. Box 251970, Little Rock, AR 72225 501-666-8366 Youth Facility DCFS Custody
Union Rescue Mission 3001 Confederate Boulevard, Little Rock, AR 72219 501-374-1748 Homeless Shelter; Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center Homeless and drug and alcohol rehab
VA Drop-In Day Treatment Center 1101 West 2nd Street, Little Rock, AR 72201 501-257-4499 Day Shelter Honorably discharged homeless veterans
Will’s House/Jericho Project 1200 South Valentine Street, Little Rock, AR 72204 501-663-7221 Permanent Supportive Housing
Women and Children First P.O. Box 1954, Little Rock, AR 72203 501-376-3219 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence

Randolph

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Black River Area Development Council 1403 Hospital Drive, Pocahontas, AR 72455 870-892-4547 Emergency Family Shelter Eviction, domestic, fire and other emergency based upon the situation

Saline

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Saline County Safe Haven P.O. Box 1100, Benton, AR 72018 501-315-7233 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence (women and children)
Salvation Army 129 North Main, Benton, AR 72015 5014-374-9296 Family Shelter Homeless

Sebastian

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Comprehensive Juvenile Services 1606 South “J” Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901 479-785-4031 Emergency Shelter Youth ages 8-17 years old
Crisis Intervention Center 5603 South 14th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901 479-782-1821 ext 1006 Domestic Violence Center Victims of domestic violence
Fort Smith Children’s Emergency Shelter 3015 South 14th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901 479-783-0018 Children’s Emergency Shelter Children ages 6-17 years of age in crisis
Gateway House I 3900 North Armour Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72904 479-783-8849 Chemical Free Living Center Women completing a residential treatment program for chemical dependency
Gateway House II 3900 North Armour Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72904 479-783-8849 Specialized Women’s Services Program Women, children and pregnant women
Harbor House, Inc. P.O. Box 4207, Fort Smith, AR 72914-4207 479-785-4083 Substance Abuse Treatment, Chemical Free Living Center and Transitional Shelter Males 18 years or older
Next Step Day Room 123 North 6th Street, Suite 200, Fort Smith, AR 72901 479-782-5433 Day Shelter All welcome
Salvation Army 301 North 6th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72902 479-783-6145 Homeless Shelter Single men, single women and families

Sevier

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Southwest Arkansas Domestic Violence Center P.O. Box 87, De Queen, AR 71832 870-642-2555 Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center Victims of domestic violence and rape (women and children)

Sharp

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Mission of Hope 3968 Highway 62/412, Hardy, AR 72542 870-856-5511 Homeless Shelter Men

Stone

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Stone County Abuse Prevention P.O. Box 689, Mountain View, AR 72560 870-269-9941 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence and their children

Union

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Salvation Army 419 South Madison Street, El Dorado, AR 71730 870-863-4830 Homeless Shelter Single men, single women and families
Turning Point of South Arkansas 2101 North College, El Dorado, AR 71730 870-862-3672 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence

Washington

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Peace at Home Family Shelter P.O. Box 10946, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703 479-444-8310 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence
Salvation Army 219 West 15th Street, Fayetteville, AR 72702 479-521-2151 or 479-444-7910 Homeless Shelter Single men, single women and families
Seven Hills Homeless Shelter P.O. Box 474, Fayetteville, AR 72701 479-251-7776 Homeless Shelter and Day Center Homeless or near homeless
Youth Bridge, Inc. 4171 North Crossover Road, Fayetteville, AR 72703 479-521-1532 Youth Facility Males and females ages 10 to 17

White

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Children’s Home, Inc. 2014 East Park Avenue, Suite D, Searcy, AR 72143 501-268-4330 Foster Care and Adoption Foster homes for newborn through 10 years
White County Domestic Violence Center P.O. Box 1196, Searcy, AR 72145 501-278-5130 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence

Yell

Organization Address Phone Description Eligibility
Samaritan Outreach, Inc. P.O. Box 183, Dardanelle, AR 72834 479-229-3300 Domestic Violence Shelter Victims of domestic violence

Arkansas

Organization Address Phone Description
Mt. Olive COGIC 202 E Julius, Humphrey AR 72073 870-718-9140 3rd Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Park Avenue Elementary 1202 S. Park St., Stuttgart AR 72160 870-673-3563 Tuesdays 10 a.m.-noon
Stuttgart Harvest Church 1018 S Main St,. Stuttgart AR 72160 870-830-5512 3rd Saturday 8:30-11 a.m.
Stuttgart Recovery and Help Center 603 N Main St.., Stuttgart AR 72160 501-351-4278
Victors' Empowerment Center 805 N Grand, Stuttgart AR 72160 870-830-7439 Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon

Ashley

Organization Address Phone Description
Boys and Girls Club 1202 Main St., Crossett AR 71635 870-364-7141
Full Gospel Church Outreach Ministry 909 West Parker, Montrose AR 71658 870-737-1160 Mondays 12-4 p.m.
Greater Crossett Area Food Pantry 309 Pine St., Crossett AR 71635 870-364-9551 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m
Tuesdays 5:00-7 p.m.
Montrose Food Pantry/Ashley Daycare 506 W Market St., Montrose AR 71658 870-737-2306
Portland UMC Food Pantry P.O. BOX 177, Portland AR 71663 870-737-3114 Daycare Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Bradley

Organization Address Phone Description
Ebenezer Food Pantry 301 N Chestnut, Warren AR 71671 870-226-3425 Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-noon; Thursday 4-6 p.m.
Hermitage Helping Hands 405 E Grand, Hermitage AR 71647 870-226-6333
Holy Hill COGIC 199 Bradley 194CR, Banks AR 71631 870-463-8134
Lighthouse Church 167 Hwy 278 Bypass, Warren AR 71671 870-226-7771 3rd & 4th Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mt. Carmel 508 N Walnut St., Warren Ar 71671 870-226-6869 Tuesday & Thursday 8-11 a.m.
New Beginnings Rehabilitation 412 York St., Warren AR 71671 870-226-9970
Wilson Chapel UMC 806 N Main St., Warren AR 71671 870-226-5814 Sunday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. as needed;
Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Calhoun

Organization Address Phone Description
Caban Rural Health Services, Inc. 648 Sturgis St., Hampton AR 71744 870-798-4084 2nd & 4th Thursday 1-4 p.m.
Cayce's Charities 403 S Second St., Thornton AR 71766 870-818-7138 Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Emergency boxes after hours.

Chicot

Organization Address Phone Description
Eudora Food Pantry P.O. Box 97, Eudora AR 71640 870-997-0900 Day of delivery
Lake Village Food Pantry 311 Jackson St., Lake Village AR 71653 301-641-7766 Monday & Thursday 9-11:30 a.m.
Learning Academy, Inc. 445 N Cokley St., Lake Village AR 71653 870-265-9838
Seven Star Dermott Community 111 North Freeman St., Dermott AR 71638 870-538-7930 1st & 3rd Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tabernacle Baptist Church 1109 N Church St., Dermott AR 71638 870-222-8414 3rd & 4th Tuesdays 2-6 p.m.

Clark

Organization Address Phone Description
Clark County Ecumerical 405 S 5th St., Arkadelphia AR 71923 870-230-3716
Community Family Enrichment Center 301 North 23rd St., Arkadelphia AR 71923 870-230-2443 Wednesday 7-9 a.m./Thursday 12:30-2 p.m. Emergency and occasional delivery
Evergreen Church 7198 Hwy 67 S, Gurdon AR 71743 870-353-4888 Two Tuesdays per month 4-6 p.m.: 1st Deliveries; 2nd Pickups
First Baptist Church 623 Pine St., Arkadelphia AR 71923 870-246-5587 Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.
Group Living, Inc. 700 Main St., Arkadelphia AR 71923 870-246-5849 Wednesdays 1-3 p.m.
Lighthouse Ministries 905 Hwy 67 S, Arkadelphia AR 71923 870-246-9524 Last two Tuesdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cleburne

Organization Address Phone Description
Cleburne County Cares 2016 N. Hwy 25B, Heber Springs AR 72543 501-362-8486 Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
First Assembly of God 50 Victory Ln., Greers Ferry AR 72067 501-825-6655 Wednesday & Saturday 9-11 a.m.
First Assembly of God 1009 W Searcy St., Heber Springs AR 72543 501-362-3379 Thursday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
First Apostolic Church P.O. Box 335, Concord AR 72523 870-213-8079 2nd & 4th Monday 2-4 p.m.
Foothills Bible Church 2274 Heber Springs Rd W, Quitman AR 72131 501-472-6564 Monday 10-12 p.m.; Wednesday 4-6 p.m.

Cleveland

Organization Address Phone Description
Greenland Baptist Church 1630 Tolefree Rd., New Edinburg AR 71660 870-352-3852 2nd & 4th T 9-10 a.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church 1410 Woolley, Rison AR 71665 870-818-5642 One Saturday monthly

Conway

Organization Address Phone Description
Conway County Care Center 108 W Broadway, Morrilton AR 72110 501-354-1454 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
First Assembly of God 1102 W Clifton St., Morrilton AR 72110 501-354-3383 Last Monday 6-8 p.m.; 3rd Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
First Baptist Church 200 E Church St., Morrilton AR 72110 501-354-4013 1st Thursday 3 p.m.- 6 p.m.
First Baptist Church 304 Hwy 9, Oppelo AR 72110 501-354-0045 2nd Wednesday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Grandview Foodbank 641 Grandview Rd., Center Ridge AR 72027 501-208-2081 1st & 3rd Tuesday 4-8 p.m.
Southern Christian Home 100 West Harding St., Morrilton AR 72110 501-354-2428 24/7

Dallas

Organization Address Phone Description
Bread of Life Ministries 112 W 4th St., Fordyce AR 71742 870-884-1294 Tuesday 9-11 a.m. twice a month. Will deliver to elderly & homebound within 5 miles
House of Prayer P.O. Box 332, Fordyce AR 71742 870-352-7427
Mt. Olive United Methodist Church 618 Brown St., Fordyce AR 71742 870-352-2495 Thursday 10 a.m.-noon
New Horizon Church 205 E. Third St., Fordyce Ar 71742 870-352-3200 Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sparkman Food Pantry 104 W Taylor, Sparkman AR 71763 870-678-2255 Every other Friday 1-3 p.m.

Desha

Organization Address Phone Description
Arkansas City Community Food Pantry P.O. Box 192, Arkansas City AR 71630 870-877-1163
Boys and Girls Club 205 North Washington, McGhee Ar 71654 870-222-3702
Dumas Food Pantry 901 E Choctaw, Dumas Ar 71639 870-382-4375
McGehee Community Pantry 112 North 1st St., McGhee AR 71654 870-222-3400 Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-3 p.m.
Way Maker Ministries P.O. Box 121, Dumas AR 71639 504-912-7832 4th Saturday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Drew

Organization Address Phone Description
Action Ministries/Kids' World Christian School 140 Hwy 8 North, Warren AR 71671 870-723-4364 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 12-2 p.m.
Arise Ministry, Inc. 468 S Edwards, Montcello AR 71655 870-723-2330 2 times a month, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Boys and Girls Club 175 Henley Drive, Monticello AR 71657 870-367-2334
Hope Place Monticello 103 North Main St., Monticello AR 71655 870-460-0067 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m./Wednesday-hot meal
Immanuel Outreach Food Pantry 939 Barkada Rd., Monticello AR 71655 870-723-2713 Monday 5-6 p.m., Saturday 9-10 a.m.
Revival Center COGIC 311 South Pine St., Monticello AR 71655 870-367-8257

Faulkner

Organization Address Phone Description
Bethlehem Baptist Church 505 Hwy 225 West, Greenbrier AR 72058 501-679-3974 1st & 3rd Monday 2-5 p.m.
Central Baptist Church 3333 Dave Ward Drive, Conway Ar 72034 501-329-9283 1st & 3rd Monday 3-6 p.m. /Emergency Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 p.m.
Community Action Program for Central Arkansas 707 Robins St, Suite 118, Conway Ar 72034 501-329-0977 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church 1610 Prince St., Conway AR 72034 501-329-3801 2nd & 4th Thursday 4-6 p.m., 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 a.m.-noon
Greater Pleasant Branch Baptist 601 Spruce St., Conway AR 72032 501-733-0473 1st Saturday 8 a.m.-noon ∓ emergency deliver senior boxes
Heaven's Gift 22 Wells Rd., Greenbrier AR 72058 501-993-3943 Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Marcus Hill Baptist 17 Garren Rd., Enola AR 72047 501-327-0600 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Wednesday 7-9 p.m.
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church 6 Garland Springs Rd., Mt Vernon AR 72111 501-849-2727 Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Soul Food Cafe Mission 701 Polk St & Harkrider, Conway AR 72033 501-514-5325 Monday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (serves lunch)
Sprit of Vilonia Food Pantry 1122 Main St, Suite 9, Vilonia AR 72173 501-733-5344 Wednesdays & Saturdays 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church 925 Mitchell, Conway Ar 72034 501-379-8174 Saturday 9 a.m.-12 noon
Vilonia Church of Christ 893 Main St., Vilonia AR 72173 501-796-6579 Thursday & Friday 2-4 p.m.

Garland

Organization Address Phone Description
Community Crisis Intervention Services 705 Malvern Ave., Hot Springs AR 71901 501-623-4048 Pantry: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Soup Kitchen: Monday-Saturday 12 noon-1 p.m.; Sunday 1-2 p.m.
Faith Fellowship Food Pantry 3213 North Hwy 7, Hot Springs AR 71910 501-282-6559 2nd & 4th Wednesday 9 a.m.-noon
Gospel Light Church 600 Garland, Hot Springs Ar 71913 501-307-6302 Saturday 9 a.m.
Sunshine Community Church of Nazarene 3282 Airport Rd., Pearcy Ar 71964 501-860-5458 Saturday 10 a.m.-noon
Trinity Church/Oasis 670 Panama St., Hot Springs AR 71913 501-624-6453 Tuesday 2-4 p.m.
World Wide Christian Outreach P.O. Box 2235, Hot Springs AR 71914 501-760-7407 Tuesday 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Grant

Organization Address Phone Description
Forest Tower Baptist Church 4303 Grant 53, Hensley AR 72065 870-941-9463 3rd Saturday10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Grant County Spirit of Sharing 1211 N Rock, Sheridan AR 72150 870-942-7611 Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Immanuel Foodbank 201 East Holly, Sheridan AR 72150 870-917-7967 Monday & Thursday 1:30-3:30 p.m., 4th Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hot Spring

Organization Address Phone Description
A Cup of Water 506 E Page St., Malvern AR 72104 501-229-3053 Monday 5:30-7 p.m.
Hope Outreach 107 Hwy 347, Bismark AR 71929 501-865-6001 2nd Thursday & 4th Saturday 9 a.m.-12 noon
Libby's R.O.S.E. 227 West Page Ave., Malvern AR 72104 501-337-0136 Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 .pm.

Independence

Organization Address Phone Description
Arkansas Sheriffs Ranch 100 St. Vincent Place, Batesville AR 72501 870-793-6841 ext.315 24/7 Group Home
Batesville Help & Hope 2622 E. Main St., Batesville AR 72503 870--834-0083 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. to noon
Cedar Ridge Helping Hands 110 4th St., Oil Trough AR 72564 870-834-4036 Tuesday 9 a.m.-noon; Thursday 3-6 p.m.
Cushman United Methodist Church 25 Martin St., Cushman AR 72526 870-307-8227 Monday & Friday 9 a.m.-noon. Clothing on Fridays
John 3:16 Ministries 75 Holmes Rd., Charlotte AR 72522 870-799-2525

Jefferson

Organization Address Phone Description
Boys and Girls Club 2701 W Short Reeker Ave., Pine Bluf AR 71601 870-534-2188
Breath of Life 1313 Pine St., Pine Bluff AR 71601 870-541-0341 Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
CASA Women's Shelter 721 S Laurel St., Pine Bluff AR 71601 870-535-2955 24/7 live-in shelter
Centennial Fellowship 1400 Centennial, White Hall AR 71602 870-247-4540 1st & 3rd Wednesday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Soup Kitchen Wednesday & Thursday 6-7 p.m.
College Heights Church of Christ 1313 N. Magnolia, Pine Bluff AR 71601 870-536-3728 15th of each month. 6-10 a.m. or next business day.
Community Empowerment Council 5830 Hwy 65 South, Pine Bluff AR 71601 870-536-1600 24/7
Covenant Recovery 3201 W Pullin Ave., Pine Bluff AR 71601 870-850-7527 24/7 - Rehab
East Side Baptist Church 1605 Wisconsin, Pine Bluff AR 71601 870-536-0990 3rd Sat. 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
First Trinity COGIC 800 S. Catalpa St., Pine Bluff AR 71603 870-692-4657 3rd Saturday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
House of Bread (God's Ministry) 500 S Main St., Pine Bluff AR 71601 870-850-6565 Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 9 a.m.-noon
Kosmic Kidz Outreach, Inc. 313 W Barraque St., Pine Bluff AR 71612 870-536-5444 Wednesday once a month 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
New Community Baptist Church 321 North Birch, Pine Bluff AR 71601 870-671-4850 Every other Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-noon
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 1801 S. Indiana St., Pine Bluff AR 71601 870-879-3036
Precious Hearts Student Center 1611 Brentwood Dr., Pine Bluff AR 71601 870-536-4700 Wednesday & Friday 1-5 p.m.
Salvation Army 501 East 12th, Pine Bluff AR 71601 870-534-0976 Monday-Friday 9-11:30 a.m., Soup Kitchen 4:30-6 p.m.
Share-A-Prayer Ministries 4019 Main St., Pine Bluff AR 71601 870-535-7729
TOPPS, Inc. 3512 West 2nd Ave., Pine Bluff AR 71601 870-850-6011
Willie O. Thomas Food Pantry 3000 S Orange St., Pine Bluff AR 71603 870-329-2619 Monday-Friday 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Greater Faith Ministry Church 992 E Front St., Altheimer AR 72004 870-540-6060

Lee

Organization Address Phone Description
Delta Dream Ministry 103 West Mississippi, Marianna AR 72360 870-295-3171 Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Revival Center COGIC 1214 Porter St., Helena AR 72342 870-228-6015 Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lincoln

Organization Address Phone Description
Gould Community Service Corp. 305 Mississippi, Gould AR 71643 870-263-4059
Lend-a-Hand 502 Church St., Star City AR 71667 870-370-0500 Monday & Friday 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.
Star City Senior Center 201 N Drew, Star City AR 71667 870-628-5144 Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Willie O. Thomas Food Pantr 101 E Madison., Gould AR 71643 870-329-2619 1st & 3rd Wednesday 5 p.m. until Close, 3rd Saturday 9-11 a.m.

Lonoke

Organization Address Phone Description
Briarwood Baptist Church 1872 Willie Ray Dr., Cabot AR 72023 501-941-4551 2nd & 4th Monday 9-11 a.m., 3rd Wednesday 8-9 p.m.
Cabot Church of Christ 500 North 2nd St., Cabot AR 72023 501-843-5688 2nd & 4th Tuesday 9-11:30 a.m.
Cabot United Methodist Church 2003 S Pine, Cabot AR 72023 501-843-3541 Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Cabot School District only)
East Macedonia Baptist Church 101 "A" St., England AR 72046 501-842-0278 15th of Month - Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Family Resource Services 206 S Center St., Lonoke AR 72086 501-676-6321 Tuesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday. 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Hope's Closet and Pantry 2535 S Rockwood Dr., Cabot AR 72023 501-628-7173 2nd Monday 9:30 a.m-1pm., 6 p.m.-8 p.m./Tuesday Thursday 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Immanuel Baptist Church 1412 Bobby Glover Memorial Hwy., Carlisle AR 72024 870-552-3100
Pleasant Grove Mission Baptist Church 15803 Old Hwy 30, Scott AR 72142 501-961-9835 Tuesday Thursday once a week 9 a.m,-1 p.m.

Monroe

Organization Address Phone Description
Aberdeen Fellowship Bible Church 2320 Hwy 366, Roe AR 72134 870-672-1178 Sunday 10 a.m.-noon and 5-7p.m. / Friday 9 a.m.-noon
Broadmoor Baptist Food Pantry 1302 N New Orleans St., Brinkley AR 72021 870-734-2941 Wednesday 10 a.m.-noon
St. Paul COGIC 225 S. Main St., Clarendon AR 72029 870-338-3434

Montgomery

Organization Address Phone Description
Barr Memorial Presbyterian Church 132 Gretta Lane, Norman AR 71960 870-223-2725
Glenwood Church of Nazarene 776 Hwy 70 East, Glenwood AR 71943 870-356-2717 Tuesday 9 a.m.-noon

Ouachita

Organization Address Phone Description
Divine Antidote Ministries 330 Jackson St., Camden AR 71701 870-390-1157 Last Thursday of month 4:30 p.m.- \6:30 p.m.
Good Samaritan Food Pantry 2603 Mt. Holly Rd., Camden AR 71701 870-231-4383 Thursday 9 a.m.-Noon
Greater New Calvary Church Pantry 3150 HWY 7 S, Camden Ar 71701 870-814-1349 Saturday once a month. Delivery available.
Ivory Heights - Kids Cafe 4100 Ivory Heights, Camden AR 71701 870-836-3366
Maul Rd. Church of Christ 1425 Maul Road, Camden AR 71701 870-836-5038 Thursday 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Ruby Snider Ministries 1773 Mt. Holly Rd., Camden AR 71701 870-231-5277 Tuesday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Upper Room 225 North 1st St., Bearden AR 71720 870-352-3376 Breakfast, lunch, and dinner to anyone who walks in. Open all week.

Perry

Organization Address Phone Description
Partners for Progress 1115 Aplin St., Perryville AR 72126 501-889-2422 Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Phillips

Organization Address Phone Description
Church of the Living God 700 E Park Ave., West Helena AR 72390 870-572-7188 2nd Tuesday 1-3 p.m.
The Family Center, Inc. 406 Pecan St., Helena AR 72342 870-338-8447 Food Bank Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Shelter 24/7
Grace Community Food Pantry 520 Walnut, Helena AR 72342 870-338-3021 Thursday 8-11 a.m.
Mid-Delta Community Services, Inc. 610 Biscoe St., Helena AR 72342 870-338-6406 Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Seniors)
New Zion Community Center 229 Ladino, West Helena AR 72390 870-572-3542 Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Open Door Food Pantry 16995 Hwy 49/708 College St., Marvell AR 72366 3rd Friday 8:30-10:30 a.m.
St. Luke COGIC P.O. Box 53, Elaine AR 72333 870-827-6677 4th Friday 3-6 p.m.

Pope

Organization Address Phone Description
Cornerstone Assembly of God 6448 SR 105 N, Atkins AR 72823 479-641-5079 Tuesday & Friday 8:30-10 a.m. for emergencies, Saturday 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
First Baptist Church 201 N Church, Atkins AR 72823 479-641-2693 3rd Tuesday 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
First Church of the Nazarene 1300 W Main St., Russellville AR 72811 479-567-5579 Wednesday 1-4 p.m. and Emergencies
First United Methodist Church 304 S Commerce Ave., Russellville AR 72801 479-968-1232 Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-noon, Wednesday 6-7 p.m.
Pleasant Grove Assembly of God 14938 SR 7 N, Dover AR 72837 479-331-3034 Tuesday & Thursday 1-4 p.m.
River Valley Foodbank 5989 N Arkansas Ave., Russellville AR 72802 479-890-1847 Thursday delivery to shut-ins, Friday 1-6 p.m.
Salvation Army 1004 Weir Rd., Russelville AR 72801 479-968-5358
Zion Lutheran Church 93 Augsburg Rd., London AR 72847 479-331-3277 3rd Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Prairie

Organization Address Phone Description
Friendly Chapel 208 Center St., DeValls Bluff AR 72041 870-998-1350 Monday-Friday On call for emergencies; 1st Saturday 9 a.m.-noon

Pulaski

Organization Address Phone Description
Amboy Community Food Pantry 100 Auburn Dr., North Little Rock AR 72118 501-753-2777 Monday, Thursday 9 a.m.-Noon
Arkansas Interfaith Conference 5500 Geyer Springs Rd., Little Rock AR 72209 870-897-0327
Arkansas Rice Depot- Food for Kids Program 3801 W 65th St., Little Rock AR 72209 501-565-8855 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. kids program only.
Bayou Meto Baptist Church 26200 Highway 107, Jacksonville AR 72076 501-988-1966 4th Monday 3:30-5:30 p.m. County-wide Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. for emergency walk-ins
Bethany Sharing Center 308 Eureka Gardens Rd., North Little Rock AR 72117 501-945-5234 1st & 3rd Thursday, 3-5 p.m.
Bethesda Missionary Baptist 1316 Brown St., Little Rock AR 72204 501-831-7162 Friday 9 a.m.-Noon
Bible Baptist Church 3301 N First St., Jacksonville AR 72076 501-982-8826
Central Baptist Church 5200 Fairway, North Little Rock AR 72116 501-771-1125 Wednesday 3:30-5:30 p.m., Saturday 8-10 a.m.
Chance Sobriety Ministries,Inc. 12127 Gabriel Lane, Little Rock AR 72118 501-851-8484 24/7
The Church at Rock Creek 11500 West 36th St., Little Rock AR 72204 501-221-1051 Tuesday-Friday 8-11:30 a.m. Call for Appointment.
Depaul USA/Jericho Way 3000 Confederate Blvd., Little Rock AR 72206 501-297-9561 Monday- Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
First Christian Church 1500 North Mississippi, Little Rock AR 72207 501-225-5656 Friday 10:30 a.m.-Noon
First Pentecostal Church 1401 Calvary, North Little Rock AR 72116 501-758-3399 Tuesday call in / Friday 1-5 p.m.
First United Methodist Church 723 Center St., Little Rock AR 72201 501-372-2256 2nd and 4th Tuesday. 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Fish Net Missions 1700 Swift, Jacksonville AR 72076 501-241-1211 Tuesday & Thursday 7:30-10 a.m., Tuesday-Soup Kitchen 5:30-6:30 p.m., Saturday 5:30-9 a.m. on river.
Friendly Chapel 116 South Pine, North Little Rock AR 72114 501-374-8540 Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. hot meals November-March, June-August sack lunch, emergency walk-ins.
GAIN, Inc. 712 W 3rd St, Ste 100, Little Rock AR 72201 501-379-4246 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Gaines House 1702 Gaines St., Little Rock AR 72206 501-376-7922 24/7 Disabled and Substance Abuse (both, not either)
Gardner Memorial United Methodist Church 1723 Schaer, North Little Rock AR 72114 501-374-9520 Monday & Thursday 1-3 p.m., Clinic Monday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Geyer Springs Church of Christ 6004 West 53rd St., Little Rock Ar 72209 501-565-0371
Geyer Springs United Methodist Church 5500 Geyer Springs Rd., Little Rock AR 72209 501-565-3175 1st and 3rd Thursday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Good Samaritan Church Nazarene 8011 Stanton Rd., Little Rock AR 72209 501-563-6891 Wednesday 8-9 p.m.
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas 7400 Scott Hamilton Rd., Little Rock AR 72209 501-372-5100 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Grace Church of the Nazarene 3923 Camp Robinson Rd., North Little Rock AR 72118 501-753-7646 Thursday 7-8 p.m.
Guiding Others (God's Shelter) 3012 MLK, Little Rock AR 72206 501-454-1726 Monday-Thursday 4-6:30 p.m. (after school)
GYST House, Inc. 8101 Frenchman Lane, Little Rock AR 72209 501-568-1682 24/7 Group Home/Shelter
Harvest Fellowship Worship Center 9010 Hilaro Springs, Hot Springs AR 72209 501-565-2779 Monday-Friday 3-7:30 p.m.
Henderson United Methodist Church 13000 W Baseline, Little Rock AR 72210 501-455-2209 Thursday 12-3 p.m. (call first)
Holy Cross Medical Center 4800 W 12th St., Little Rock AR 72204 501-666-2060 2nd & 4th Tuesday & Thursday 6-8 p.m.
Hope Ministry Alliance 14423 Smalling Rd., Maumellej AR 72118 501-851-8857 Monday & Friday 10 a.m. to noon
Houseaboutit 9700 Hwy 365 S, Little Rock AR 72206 501-376-4567 Monday-Thursday, 3 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Kids café
Immanuel Baptist Church 10500 W Markham, Little Rock AR 72211 501-376-3071 Tuesday 10 a.m-2 p.m. - Emergencies at church office
Islamic Center of Little Rock 3224 Anna St., Little Rock AR 72221 216-595-5200
Lakeshore Drive Baptist Church 21 Lakeshore Dr., Little Rock AR 72204 501-565-5536 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church 1215 South Schiller St., Little Rock AR 72202 501-374-8060 2nd Monday 3-6 p.m.
Life Line Baptist Church 7601 Baseline Rd., Little Rock AR 72209 501-568-5433
Little Rock Church 10701 West Baseline, Little Rock AR 72209 501-455-0900 Monday - every other week 4:30-6:30 p.m., dinner 5-6 p.m.
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church 1900 Simpson St., Little Rock AR 72206 501-687-3357 2nd Tuesday 5-6 p.m.
New Zion Temple COGIC 8228 Hills Rd., Sherwood AR 72120 501-834-1558 Monday, Wednesday 6-7 p.m.
Next Step, Inc. 1724 North Franklin, North Little Rock AR 72114 501-350-4170 Monday-Thursday 2-7 p.m.
Northview Missionary Baptist Church 800 Page Mill Rd., North Little Rock AR 72117 501-690-5806 2nd Monday 12:30-2 p.m., 3rd And 4th Monday 5:30-7 p.m.
Oak Forest United Methodist Church 2415 Fair Park, Little Rock AR 72206 501-663-9407 1st & 3rd Friday 2-4 p.m.
Our House 302 E Roosevelt Rd., Little Rock AR 72203 501-374-7383 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
P.A.R.K 6915 Geyer Springs, Little Rock AR 72209 501-562-5251 Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m. Summer 8 a.m.-5 p.m., June 18-July 26
Park Hill Christian Center 4400 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock AR 72116 501-753-1109 Monday-Friday 10 a.m,-noon - also provides clothes
Pilgrim Progress Baptist Church 1401 Magnolia, North Little Rock AR 72114 501-374-3399 Wednesday 6-7:30 p.m., 1st & 3rd Sunday 1-3 p.m.
Precious Beginnings 8700 Rodney Parham, Little Rock AR 72205 501-225-6776
Primera Iglesia Pentecostal 9650 Highway 107, Sherwood AR 72120 501-758-3090 Tuesday, Wednesday 9 a.m.-noon; Community supper Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Primrose United Methodist Church 3006 W. Dixon Rd., Little Rock AR 72206 501-888-3854
Promiseland Ministries 4520 S University, Little Rock AR 72204 501-570-0040 Wednesday 5:30-7 p.m. by appt.; 3-5 p.m. Kids Cafe
Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church 4823 Woodlawn, Little Rock AR 72205 501-664-3600 Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Walk-ins; Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. Delivery to referrals
Pulaski Tech College 3000 W Scenic Dr., North Little Rock AR 72118 501-812-2778 Tuesday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Quality Living Center 3925 Asher Ave., Little Rock AR 72204 501-663-3490 24/7
Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church 1601 Louisiana, Little Rock AR 72206 501-375-1600 1st and 3rd Tuesday 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
R.E.T.O. 3301 West Pratt, Little Rock AR 72206 501-888-1104
Recovery Centers of Arkansas 1201 River Rd., North Little Rock AR 72114 501-372-4611
River City Ministries 1021 East Washington, North Little Rock AR 72114 501-376-6694 Pantry Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Soup Kitchen Monday-Friday at noon; Medical Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, Dental Friday; Vision Saturday
Roland Crisis Closet 18807 Maple Ave., Roland AR 72135 501-868-5202 2nd & 4th Saturday 8-11 a.m,
S.T.E.P., Inc P.O. Box 122/601 E. 19th St., North Little Rock AR 72114 501-425-7837
Salvation Army 1111 W. Markham, Little Rock AR 72201 501-374-9296 ext 107 Monday-Friday 2 meals, Saturday-Sunday 3 meals.
Salvation Army 1505 W. 18th St.,North Little Rock AR 72115 501-476-0517 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. by appointment.
Second Baptist Church 1709 John Barrow Rd., Little Rock AR 72204 501-223-2323 Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.- noon
Sipe Ministries 8707 Stanton Rd., Little Rock AR 72209 501-562-2774 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Daycare-School)
Sober Living, Inc. 4201 John Barrow Rd., Little Rock AR 72204 501-562-0507 24/7
Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church 5305 Mabelvale Pike, Little Rock AR 72209 501-565-7206 2nd & 4th Saturday 10 a.m.-noon
St. Andrew United Methodist Church 4600 Baseline Rd., Little Rock Ar 72209 501-562-1891 1st & 3rd Thursday 10-11 a.m.
St. Francis House 2701 South Elm St., Little Rock AR 72204 501-664-5036 Monday-Friday 8:30-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
St. John Baptist Church 1920 E Sixth St., Little Rock AR 72202 501-374-8833 3rd Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
St. Mark Baptist Church 5722 W 12th St., Little Rock AR 72204 501-663-3955 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 3rd Saturday 7-11 Deliveries
Sylvan Hills Community Church 8019 Hwy 107, Sherwood AR 72120 501-835-1612 Tuesday10 a.m.-noon
Temple Baptist Church 10710 Interstate 30, Little Rock AR 72209 501-231-0153 Every other Monday 6-7:30 p.m.
Union African Methodist Episcopal Church 1825 South Pulaski, Little Rock AR 72206 501-374-3528 3rd Thursday 1-4 p.m.
Union Rescue Mission 2921 Confederate Blvd., Little Rock AR 72206 501-374-1108 2nd Wednesday 1-3:30 p.m.
Vine and Village Orchard 6420 Colonel Glenn Rd., Little Rock AR 72204 501-628-8520 Tuesday 2-5 p.m.
Watershed 3701 Springer Blvd., Little Rock AR 72206 501-378-0176
We Care Adult Day Care, Inc. 603 Cotton Rd., North Little Rock AR 72117 501-955-3853
Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute 4301 W Markham St. Slot 623, Little Rock AR 72205 501-603-1133
First Presbyterian Church 201 W 4th St., Little Rock AR 72114 501-295-9462

Saline

Organization Address Phone Description
ABC Adolescent Center 15202 Azalea, Alexander AR 72002 501-251-5082 501-251-5082 Kids program Fall 2-6 Monday-Friday, Summer 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Avilla Zion Lutheran 300 Avilla East, Alexander AR 72002 501-316-1100 Monday 6:30-7:30 p.m. and emergency
Boys and Girls Club 105 S Cox, Benton AR 72015 501-315-8100
First Baptist Church 212 W South St., Benton AR 72015 501-778-5683 Soup Kitchen (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., County-wide
Christ Church 11800 Vimy Ridge Rd., Alexander AR 72002 501-455-1506 4th Thursday 10 a.m.-noon
Churches Joint Council On Human Needs 103 Elm St., Benton AR 72015 501-840-1327 Tuesday & Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Congo Road Baptist Church 7193 Congo Rd., Benton AR 72019 501-794-7547
Cornerstone Nazarene 25799 Interstate 30, Alexander AR 72002 501-653-2886 3rd Wednesday 1-3 p.m., other Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. emergency only.
First Southern Baptist 604 S. Reynolds Rd., Bryant AR 72022 501-847-3014 2nd Sunday 4:30-7 p.m., Monday-Friday Emergency bags
Indian Springs Baptist Church 23581 I-30, Bryant AR 72089 501-847-4722 Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Daycare & after school
Lorance Drive Church of Christ 4215 Lorance Drive, Little Rock AR 72206 501-786-1777 Tuesday 1-5 p.m.
Northside Church of Christ 917 N East St., Benton AR 72015 501-315-1128 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 1:30 -3 p.m. and by emergency.
Salvation Army 1111 West Markham, Little Rock AR 72203 501-315-1058
Victory Baptist Church 5364 Hwy 67 South, Benton AR 72015 501-315-5005 4th Friday 7:30-9:30 a.m., 2nd Saturday 7:30-10:30 a.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church 2615 Lincoln Rd., Benton AR 72019 501-778-0641 3rd Thursday 9 a.m.-Noon

Union

Organization Address Phone Description
Community Living Arrangement 714 West Grove, El Dorado AR 71730 870-863-8194
First Baptist Church 201 W 7TH St., Smackover AR 71762 870-866-4060
Interfaith Help Service 512 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado AR 71730 870-862-2294
Liberty Baptist Association 901 S Washington, El Dorado AR 71730 870-862-2294 2nd Monday 3-6 p.m.
Living Word Ministry 1009 Rear & W 1 St., Strong AR 71765 870-814-2219
Salvation Army 419 S Madison Ave., El Dorado AR 71730 870-863-4830 Pantry Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m., Soup Kitchen: Sunday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Monday-Saturday 4:15-5 p.m.
St. Paul United Methodist Church 700 W. 8th St., El Dorado AR 71730 870-862-4242 1st & 3rd Thursday 1-3 p.m. (clients once/month)
Turning Point of South Arkansas 900 East First St., El Dorado AR 71730 870-862-3672 24/7

Van Buren

Organization Address Phone Description
Choctaw Foodbank 201 Hwy 330 East, Choctaw AR 72028 501-745-7897 Wednesday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., County-wide
Foods for Life 599 Hwy 65 B., Clinton AR 72031 501-745-2332

White

Organization Address Phone Description
Beebe Christian Outreach Center 101 Hwy 64 W., Beebe AR 72012 501-882-3342 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; 8 a.m.-noon
Beebe School Badger Family FoodPantry 805 Hwy 64 W., Beebe AR 72012 501-882-5463 Ext. 1106
Central Baptist 502 Victory St., Bald Knob AR 72010 501-724-5316 4th Saturday 10 a.m.-noon
College Church of Christ 605 N Grand, Searcy AR 72143 501-268-7156 Monday & Thursday 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Crosspoint Ministries 805 Hwy 64 W., Beebe AR 72012 501-882-7766 1st Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Good Samaritan Center 1512 W Park Ave., Searcy AR 72143 501-279-3642 Tuesday, Friday 1-4 p.m.
Judsonia Church of Christ 392 Jackson Ave., Judsonia AR 72081 501-729-3004 Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and emergency / food pantry & thrift store
New Horizons International Ministries 402 Eastline Rd., Searcy AR 72143 501-281-7971 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pleasant Grove Baptist 300 East 3rd St., Bald Knob AR 72010 501-724-6139 2nd Saturday 6:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and emergencies
Searcy Faith Assembly of God 2447 Hwy 16, Searcy AR 72143/td> 501-268-6220 Monday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
West Point Baptist Hwy 36 East & Church St., West Point AR 72178 501-742-5305 Wednesday & Saturday 10 a.m.-noon
White County Aging Program 2200 East Moore Ave., Searcy AR 72143 501-268-2587 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. - Day Treatment - all seniors

Benton

Organization Address Phone Description
United Way of Northwest Arkansas 100 Parkwood St., Lowell, AR 72745 479-750-1221 Serves Washington, Benton, and Madison Counties. As well as: McDonald County, Missouri; and Delaware County, Oklahoma.

Boone

Organization Address Phone Description
United Way of Boone County P.O. Box 2503, Harrison, AR 72602 870-741-6555 Serves Boone County

Columbia

Organization Address Phone Description
United Way of Columbia County P.O. Box 934, Magnolia AR 71754 870-562-3372 Serves Columbia County

Craighead

Organization Address Phone Description
United Way of Northeast Arkansas 407 Union St., Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-935-3658 Serves Clay, Craighead, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Poinsett, and Randolph Counties.

Faulkner

Organization Address Phone Description
United Way of Central Arkansas P.O. Box 489, Conway, AR 72033 501-327-5087 Serves Faulkner and Perry Counties

Garland

Organization Address Phone Description
United Way of Garland County 233 Hobson Ave., Hot Springs, AR 71913 501-623-2505 Serves Garland County

Hempstead

Organization Address Phone Description
United Way of Hempstead County P.O. Box 15, Hope, AR 71802 870-777-8798 Serves Hempstead and Howard Counties

Independence

Organization Address Phone Description
United Way of Independence County P.O. Box 2639, Batesville, AR 72503 870-793-5991 Serves Independence County

Jefferson

Organization Address Phone Description
United Way of Southeast Arkansas P.O. Box 8702, Pine Bluff, AR 71611 870-534-2153 Serves Grant, Jefferson, Arkansas, Cleveland, Lincoln, and Desha Counties

Mississippi

Organization Address Phone Description
Mississippi County United Way P.O. Box 102, Osceola, AR 72370 870-563-3733 Serves Mississippi County

Pope

Organization Address Phone Description
River Valley United Way P.O. Box 636, Russellville, AR 72811 479-968-5089 Serves Johnson, Pope and Yell Counties

Pulaski

Organization Address Phone Description
Heart of Arkansas United Way P.O. Box 3257, Little Rock, AR 72203 501-376-4567 Serves Pulaski, Cleburne, Conway, Hot Springs, Drew, Van Buren, Baxter, Dallas, Clark, Phillips, and Saline Counties.

Sebastian

Organization Address Phone Description
United Way of Fort Smith Area P.O. Box 2300, Fort Smith, AR 72902 479-782-1311 Crawford, Franklin), Logan, and Sebastian Counties. As well as Sequoyah and Le Flore Counties in Oklahoma.

Union

Organization Address Phone Description
United Way of Union County 200 N Jefferson, #103, El Dorado, AR 71730 870-862-4903 Serves Union County

White

Organization Address Phone Description
United Way of White County P.O. Box 907, Searcy, AR 72145 501-268-7489 Serves White County

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