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301 Bunch Springs Road, P. O. Box 149, Berryville, AR 72616
Loaves and Fishes Food Bank keeps statistical records on the services we provide. We distribute the commodities according to United States Department of Agriculture and the Office of Human Concern guidelines.
November 2013: 739 Carroll County households containing 2,208 persons received an allotment of food during the month. There were 46 different volunteers donating a total of 599 hours to make that happen!
Over the course of the 2012 there were 1,717 different Carroll County, Arkansas households sought food. Households may seek assistance once each month, but the average number of visits household was 4.6 in 2011. Few (9%) of our client base seek food 11 times a year or more; 61% come 4 times a year or less.
In 2012 we also distributed for Project Self-Esteem 510 new backpacks filled with school supplies to clients' school children the month school began.
*Individuals are counted each time they are served. There were 1,717 different households served at least once.
We are able to receive salvage food through the "Feeding America" national program through our regional food bank, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank in Bethel Heights, AR. They oversee us receiving salvage 3 times per week from our local Wal-Mart Super Center.