‘Food Insecurity’ Affects Arkansans

Posted: November 27, 2013 at 5:04 a.m.

Grocery stores all over Arkansas are packed right now with people filling carts with the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Opinion, Pages 5 on 11/27/2013

Brenda - Thanks so very, very much for writing this! As an employee of one of NWA's largest food pantries I can totally confirm that what you are saying is what we see. Yesterday we saw a 100% increase in the number of people who came to our food pantry. We usually see 45-50 people at each of our food pantries on service days. Yesterday we served 140 in Rogers and 100 in Springdale - a record number. We know it will increase because of the SNAP cutbacks. Thanks again Brenda. We do what we can but know it will never be enough.
Mary Mann
Samaritan Community Center

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