Harvest Regional Food Bank is returning to Howard County with its TEFAP USDA Commodity Mobile Pantry. Food distribution has been rescheduled for Friday, February 26, 2021, in Nashville, AR from 10 AM - 12 noon or until all boxes are handed out.

The truck will be parked at the Nashville Parks & Recreation located at 1301 W Johnson St, Nashville, ARWith CDC precautions and recommendations against the Coronavirus still in place, Harvest is taking every measure to ensure the safety of its staff, volunteers, and recipients. Mobile pantries are 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. Recipients must bring photo identification verifying they are a resident of Howard county. Distribution is limited to 1box per household and 2 households per vehicle. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

“With the recent rise in hunger, it’s more important than ever that Harvest meet the needs of our food-insecure families where they are,” says Camille Coker Wrinkle, CEO/Executive Director.

Last year, Harvest distributed 3.2M meals and served over 60,000 individuals in Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. Both states consistently rank in the top 10 for the highest incidents of hunger. Nearly 20 percent of our local residents miss meals due to food insecurity, including one in four children. Harvest works to eliminate hunger through its Food Banking, Food Rescue, School Backpack, and Mobile Pantry programs.

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