Jewels turn into treasure for NWA food bank

Posted: November 12, 2017 at 1 a.m.

File Photo/CHARLIE KAIJO R.M. Lang, 4, of Springdale eats a fresh orange at the Samaritan Community Center in Springdale during a Northwest Arkansas Food Bank pilot program to move fresh produce to allied agencies more quickly.

The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank is looking to gather enough treasure at the ninth annual Jewels of Giving Gala on Friday to be able to provide 1.8 million meals to those in need in the coming year. For every $1 raised, the nonprofit organization can provide 11 meals, according to Mike Williams, food bank development director.

Jewels of Giving

Who: Northwest Arkansas Food Bank

What: Dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers

Tickets: General admission, $125; VIP, $250

Attire: Cocktail

Information: (479) 872-8774 or

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