I Want to Join

The Arkansas Foodbank has 300 member agencies in our 33-county service area in Central and Southern Arkansas. Here you will find the tools necessary to join the Arkansas Foodbank as a partner agency and to help manage and run your agency.

Applying for Membership

Arkansas Foodbank member agencies are on-the-ground food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters that provide direct services in their communities. We also work with schools, college campuses, afterschool programs and senior centers. Several factors are taken into consideration when selecting organizations for membership, including existing food pantries in the area, proximity of the food pantries to each other, proposed days and hours of distribution, and whether the organization will provide a service that is not being provided in that area. 

We strongly discourage duplicated efforts, so we suggest using our Agency Locator Tool to determine if current Arkansas Foodbank members already serve your area. If you feel that there are no agencies serving your community and you would like to open a pantry, please review criteria for membership (link below) to ensure eligibility. 

Member Agency Qualifying Criteria


If your organization is eligible, complete the Membership Application Packet and mail it to:

The Arkansas Foodbank
4301 West 65th Street
Little Rock, AR 7220

For any further questions, contact Connie Bledsoe, Agency Relations Director, at 501-569-4326

Membership Application Packet

Tools for Member Agencies

Member Agency Guidelines Handbook

View the Monthly Report