The $60,000 will go to support the center’s “Life Necessary” individual medical transportation program within the city limits, and the remaining $1,250 will help support the Meals on Wheel program that benefits home-bound seniors throughout Faulkner County, said Debra Robinson, director of the center.
LITTLE ROCK– Representative Linda Tyler (D- Conway) today announced that the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance has released $5,000 in general improvement money to two food pantries that serve Conway – area individuals and families in need of assistance. First United Methodist Church Food Pantry and the Pine Street Community Center Food Pantry will each receive $2,500.
“Both of these food pantries provide a vital service in District 45, offering assistance to our neighbors who may need a helping hand during these tough financial times,” said Rep. Tyler. “Our state has one of the highest rates of food insecurity in the country, and I commend these organizations and their volunteers, because they truly are making a difference in our community,” Tyler said.
Each of the food pantries serves about 350 families every month. To learn more about efforts of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, visit www.arhungeralliance.org.
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