As the pandemic continues, more and more people are finding themselves in need. The fine volunteers at Harvest Texarkana Regional Food Bank will be distributing 1,000 Emergency Food Boxes on Wednesday December 16 at the Four States Fairgrounds Entertainment Center.
Harvest Regional Food Bank will distribute 1,000 emergency food boxbundles to Texarkana-area residents Wednesday, December 16 beginning at 8:00am at Four StatesFairgrounds, 3700 E 50th St, Texarkana, AR. Distribution will last until 12:00pm or until all boxes have been distributed. Recipients are directed to enter from the 50th St Entrance at Hwy 245/Four States Fair Pkwy in front of Bobby Ferguson Park (by the gazebo). Distribution is limited to one bundle per household and 2 households per vehicle.
“This mobile pantry is a way for us to meet the need here in our community, and it’s no secret that there’s
been a significant rise in the number of people who need hunger relief,” says Camille Coker Wrinkle,
CEO/Executive Director. “We want to make sure we get food to as many people as we possibly can, especially during the holidays.”
With COVID-19 precautions and recommendations still in place, Harvest is taking every measure to ensure the safety of its staff, volunteers and recipients. Mobile pantries our now operating as “drive-thru” distributions, with food boxes being loaded directly into vehicles. Recipients will not be allowed to exit the vehicle or park to pick up food.
Harvest Regional Food Bank has had a record-setting year in response to the COVID-19 crisis, distributing five
million pounds of food in 2020 – a 55% increase over this time last year. Harvest works to eliminate hunger in
Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas through its Food Banking, Food Rescue, School Backpack and Mobile