Faith Matters: Feeding Hungry Arkansans

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Welcome to The Orchard, where every Tuesday they feed hungry Arkansans serving around 150 families each week.

“It’s the largest food distribution center in Little Rock and serves 19,000 people over the course of the year,” says Paul Kroger.

Paul Kroger is executive director of Vine and Village, a ministry that has several programs helping those in need.
From a foster program called Immerse, to a program helping those with disabilities called Extended Family, and to this, The Orchard. Where they feed the hungry and give them hope.

“We want to tell them about the hope they have that can find in Jesus Christ,” says Kroger.

The Orchard, through Vine and Village serves the 72204 area in Little Rock. This food distribution center is the old Walmart on Colonel Glen, they also bought the old K-Mart building for their ministry. They are hoping to revitalize the area and bring jobs.

“It’s just a litany of issues that perplex 72204 and the University District. We wanted to help be a part of the solution to help with that,” says Kroger.

Providing food and clothing for those in need and helping others find a fresh start. This is just a little bit of the work Vine and Village is doing and only the beginning of what they hope to do serving others in the Capital City.

You can learn more about Vine and Village here.

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