CAMDEN Arkansas Foodbank has announced a Day of Giving taking place today, Thursday, April 11. “This event is a 24-h’our opportunity for communities to come together and help change the lives of hungry Arkansans,” states a news release.
The money raised from this year’s event will allow the Foodbank to continue to support the 420 local partners in our 33 counties that provide nutritious food to those in need.
On Day of Giving, each donor gets to decide how they would like their funds to help. Donors will have 40 different giving opportunities to choose from on April 11. They can direct their gift towards programs specifically in one of the 33 counties the Foodbank serves, or they can make a gift to help fund one of the Foodbank’s programs across the service area such as the Food For Kids, Food For Seniors or Food For Families programs.
Donors can also help fund specific initiatives that the Foodbank is currently working towards such as our produce initiative to increase access to fresh produce for those we serve, mobile distributions to communities in need, or towards the “Bridging Hope” Capital Campaign to help fund a new volunteer center set to open next year. There will also be matching opportunities throughout the day to stretch donations even further.
“We’re so excited to launch this Day of Giving and share this opportunity for donors to support us in the area they are most passionate about,” said Rhonda Sanders, CEO of the Arkansas Foodbank.
Every $1 donated to the Foodbank provides food for 5 meals for those in need. For more info. about how to donate to Day of Giving, visit www.arkansasfoodbank.org.