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Northwest Arkansas Group Highlights 1 Million SnackPacks

Posted: February 8, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Debbie Rambo, executive director for the Samaritan Community Center, talks about the impact the SnackPack for Kids program has made on the community Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at R. E. Baker Elementary in Bentonville in celebration of the delivery of the one millionth SnackPack from the Samaritan Community Center. SnackPacks are weekend food supplements delivered to students through the Samaritan Community Center's SnackPack for Kids program. The organization provides more than 6,500 packages of snacks to students in Benton, Carroll, Washington and Madison counties every week.

As the single parent of five children, Thaddaeus Chambers doesn’t mind a little extra help.

By The Numbers

SnackPack Distribution

The number of SnackPacks delivered in each Northwest Arkansas school district since the SnackPacks for Kids program launched in 2004. The numbers are through December. Another 172,781 SnackPacks have been delivered to Head Start or other programs.

• Springdale: 230,353

• Rogers: 162,752

• Bentonville: 105,666

• Fayetteville: 54,308

• Siloam Springs: 46,208

• Gravette: 26,883

• Pea Ridge: 21,487

• Gentry: 19,637

• Farmington: 17,947

• Elkins: 15,987

• Decatur: 13,977

• West Fork: 12,142

• Huntsville: 9,422

• Greenland: 8,672

• Lincoln: 5,813

Source: Samaritan Community Center

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