LITTLE ROCK, AR (News release) – Afterschool snacks and dinners are under way all over the state for the new school year.
This year the Arkansas Foodbank, the largest food bank in Arkansas, is sponsoring afterschool snacks for approximately 1,700 children at 16 afterschool centers in 9 counties. In addition to snacks, 2 centers will also serve dinner 3 nights a week.
All centers are a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s At Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Center Food Program. The program is designed to provide nutritious snacks and meals to children afterschool, many of whom may be not be able to eat again until breakfast at school the next day.
Nutritious snacks and/or dinners will be provided to all children without charge and the same meals will be served to all children, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the following afterschool centers:
- Boys & Girls Club of Ashley County, 1202 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71645
- Boys & Girls Club of Drew County, 175 Henley Drive, Monticello, AR 71657
- Boys & Girls Club of Garland County, 109 W. Belding Street, Hot Springs, AR 71901
- Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson County, 2701 Short Reeker, Pine Bluff, AR 71601
- Boys & Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County, 1840 W. Moline Street, Malvern, AR 72104
- Boys & Girls Club of McGehee, 205 N. Washington, McGehee, AR 71654
- Paul Bewie Boys & Girls Club, 5050 Highway 7N, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
- Saline County Boys & Girls Club, 105 Cox Street, Benton, AR 72015
- Camden Housing – Carver Courts, 600 Carver Courts, Camden, AR 71701
- Camden Housing – Fort Lookout, 1000 Fort Lookout Manor, Camden, AR 71701
- Camden Housing – Ivory Heights, 4100 Ivory Heights, Camden, AR 71701
- Camden Housing – Lincoln Center, 600 Lincoln Center, Camden, AR 71701
- Harvest Fellowship – Positive Impact for Youth, 9010 Hilaro Springs Road, Little Rock, AR 72209
- Phoenix Youth and Family Services – Crossett, 110 N. Alabama Street, Crossett, AR 71635
- Phoenix Youth and Family Services – Dumas, 112 S. Main Street, Dumas, AR 71639
- Promiseland Church Ministries, 4520 S. University, Little Rock, AR 72209