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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Fort Smith AR

Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church Food Bank
Fort Smith, AR 72908
Details: The Food Bank is a mission of the Cavanaugh Church established in 1997 as a community service. Money and food from the church and individual members provide the basic support. Funds are used to purchase food and supplies, primarily food items from the RiverValley Regional Food Bank, WalMart, & Little Debbie Store. We are also a distributor of government commodities. Food is boxed and distributed monthly to individuals and families that can demonstrate need and those who qualify by government financial requirements may receive USDA commodities. There are no overhead charges because several volunteers utilizing the church’s facilities run the program. Food is distributed each Monday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Families in need can be helped once a month with groceries. A Picture ID is required at the distribution.
Community Services Clearinghouse Inc.
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Details: The Community Services Clearinghouse Inc. has been in operation for 30-plus years as an organization which provides for emergency needs in the community. Now serving five counties in Arkansas and two in Oklahoma, the Clearinghouse is a 501 c3 corporation,and a recipent of United Way funds. In financial assistance, we help working families, families with children, elderly and disabled with utility bills, medication, and other needs on an emergency basis. We also have a food pantry of both non-perishable and fresh/frozen foods for the same population.
Grand Avenue Baptist Church Helping Hand Ministry
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Details: We are a Christian, non-profit organization bound to the service of helping our fellow persons with their needs. We provide help in several areas, but mainly with: Food, Clothing, Counseling. As a non-profit group we survive by contributions, donations and special pricing of needed items that are used to provide the basic help to those in need. Our workers volunteer their time and labor so that we can provide these much needed items to the needy free of charge. This group was formed in June '77 by one man and his wife, Bill and Wilma Yocum, who had a vision to help those needing a helping hand. They were supported by Grand Avenue Baptist Church. It has since grown from helping just a few people each month to helping over 100 plus families each month, and the workers from just 2 people to over 70 people who are involved in some way.