The Arkansas Foodbank just completed a senior services pilot program spanning 13 counties. The pantries were of various sizes, serving from 25 seniors per month to over 200 seniors per month.
The agencies implemented different strategies to test what worked. At the Alexander First Baptist Church food pantry in Saline County, seniors were allowed to come in half an hour before the pantry's open time of 6:00 pm.
At the Community Family Enrichment Center in Clark county, volunteers were able to assist seniors by carrying food to their vehicles. Additionally, deliveries were made by volunteers to seniors that are home-bound or in wheelchairs.