Pulaski County Hunger Reduction Initiative distributes $440,000 to food pantries

The Pulaski County Hunger Reduction Initiative started disbursing $440,000 in funds to food pantries in Pulaski County.


PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (August 2, 2022) –The Pulaski County Hunger Reduction Initiative disbursed $440,000 in funds to food pantries in Pulaski County.


According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 Arkansans faces food insecurity. Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde and Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance presented checks to the following organizations:


  • Monday, Aug. 1 at 11:30 a.m. Central Baptist Church, located at  9650 Hwy 107, in Sherwood received $48,150


  • Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. Fishnet Missions, located at 1700 Swift Dr., Jacksonville received $49,000


  • Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 3 p.m.  Berean Disciple Church located at 4509 Rogers St. in North Little Rock received $37,750


Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde and the Pulaski County Quorum Court allocated funding for the Pulaski County Hunger Reduction Initiative.  In June 2022, Pulaski County provided $500,000 to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to facilitate the initiative.


Fishnet Missions in Jacksonville received $49,000 as a part of the hunger reduction initiative.

 The Initiative developed after a successful 2021 Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance pilot program distributed $100,000 in funds to Pulaski County food pantries, impacting 16,708 residents.


Berean Disciple Church in North Little Rock received $37,750 as a part of the hunger reduction initiative.

“After the tremendous success of last year’s program, it was an easy decision not only to continue, but to expand,” said Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde. “The Pulaski County Quorum Court saw the value in increasing support to the program, so we’ll be improving our reach in 2022. We recognize that food insecurity is a real problem facing many county residents, especially during the pandemic, and this is one way we can help make food and resources more available to those who are homebound or in underserved and rural areas.”



The following 35 pantries received funds:


Fishnet Missions

Central Baptist Church Food Pantry

Berean Disciple Church

Philander Smith College – Panther Pantry

Bridge 2 Success – Ministry of Intercession

Depaul USA’s Jericho Way Day Center for the Homeless

Asociacion de Mujeres de Arkansas, Inc

Centers for Youth & Families

St. Andrew UMC Food Pantry

the Helping Hand of Greater Little Rock

Potluck Food Rescue

Veterans Villages of America INC. (V2A)

Emmanuel Ministries of Little Rock Arkansas

Amboy Community Food Pantry

Central Arkansas Library System

Roland Crisis Closet

Food Justice United

Life Skills for Youth

Grace Presbyterian Church

Green Groceries Program, a ministry of Christ Episcopal Church

Unitarian Universalist Church

Food Jobs Work Foundation

We Care of Pulaski County

Oak Forest United Methodist Church 

Matthew 25 Food Pantry

Little Rock Stewpot

Salvation Army Central Arkansas Area Command

Highland Valley United Methodist Church

Ossie Barnes Empowerment Foundation

Our House

River City Ministry of Pulaski County

Women and Children First

Central Arkansas Volunteers InMedicine

Sober Living, Inc.

Southside Church of Christ Little Rock

Baptist Health Foundation

St. Joseph Center of Arkansas



Gardner Memorial UMC Food Pantry

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Food Pantry

The Sustainability Project 

Union Rescue Mission 

The Home Teen Youth Center

The Ridge Assembly of God

Parkway Place Baptist Church Food Pantry

Well Fed Community Development Corporation

Carter’s Crew