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Tyler Lindsey, Communications Director
Family Fun at Second Annual “Drive Away Hunger”
Enjoy BBQ and local craft beers while enjoying live entertainment and games for the kids!
What: Drive Away Hunger, the Arkansas Foodbank’s newest fundraiser
When: Saturday, September 26th from 5pm-8pm
Where: Arkansas Foodbank, 4301 W. 65th Street in Little Rock
Why: The money raised from this year’s event will allow the Arkansas
Foodbank to continue to support the 300 agencies in our 33 counties that provide food to those suffering from hunger.
“Drive Away Hunger” is the marquee event for September’s Hunger Action Month. It started as an event dedicated to bringing families to the Foodbank for not only a night of fun, but also to learn more about our mission and the critical issue of hunger in Arkansas.
Arkansas ranks as one of the worst states in the nation for food insecurity. 20 percent of Arkansans do not know where their next meal is coming from. This means ONE in FIVE Arkansans lacks enough money to secure adequate nutrition. Furthermore, children and seniors have an even higher food insecurity rate at ONE in FOUR. For these individuals, hope is a hot meal, a bag of groceries, a well-nourished child. Join us as we seek to end hunger in Arkansas. Help us FEED HOPE in 2015.
This year’s event will feature a barbeque dinner from Whole Hog Café and beer tastings from Flyway Brewing Company, Arkansas Fermenters, Vino's, Stone's Throw, Arkansas Craft Distributors and Golden Eagle of Arkansas. Loblolly Creamery will serve special ice cream for Hunger Action Month.
There will be activities for the whole family to enjoy
- Silent auction
- Giant slide and bounce house
- Face painting
- The Innovation Hub in NLR
- Wolfe at the Door Puppets
- SkyLab Planetarium
- “Hop on a Truck” with a Foodbank driver
- Children’s games and activities
- “Swag Bag” of promotional items for the first 100 people
Tickets are $30 for adults and children under 10 are free. Dinner and two drink tickets are included with price of admission. Soft drinks and water will be provided at no extra cost. Entertainment will be provided by local talent, The B Flats. Tickets can be purchased online at www.arkansasfoodbank.org
For more information, contact Debra Wood at 501-569-4329
The Arkansas Foodbank, the largest food bank in Arkansas, is a member of Feeding America and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. Its warehouse in Little Rock and Warren serve approximately 300 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, schools, colleges, and other agencies that provide aid directly to hungry Arkansans. Last year, the Foodbank distributed more than 22 million pounds of food to agencies that help feed the hungry. For more information on how you can fight hunger, visit the Foodbank website at www.arkansasfoodbank.org