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Fishnet Missions
Jacksonville, AR 72078
Details: Fishnet Missions of Jacksonville, Inc. is an organization dedicated to providing food for the needy and less fortunate people whenever they can be reached. It is a faith-based organization made up entirely of volunteer workers who work to collect the food and then prepare it for distribution. There are no paid workers at any level. Fishnet Missions is a 501(C)3 corporation and all contributions are tax deductible. Anyone coming through our door in need of food is never turned away. We give food to anyone and everyone in need. The Fishnet Pantry: For thirty years the people of Fishnet have had just one passion: Helping those in need. From its beginning in the closet of a church the Fishnet food pantry has grown to become the largest in the state, distributing eight tons of food to 300 - 400 households a week. Our primary distribution times are Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Approximately fifty pounds of food is issued to each applicant. Depending upon availability, non-perishable foods like rice, beans, pasta, and canned goods are distributed as well as fresh produce, bread, pastries, bottled water, and even pizza. Each household is allowed to pick up food once a week. The only requirement for receiving food is a state ID with a picture. There are no income or other restrictions because we realize that anyone can be in need at some time. Our clients show their ID at the reception desk, are recorded, and then proceed to the pickup point, where volunteers have put together their distribution for the week. Often bread or other baked goods are available to choose from as well. Many times volunteers are available to help carry the food to their vehicle. Fishnet Missions also prepares emergency food boxes for people in extreme need. Thanks to the generosity of our Friends and supporters, we are able to distribute food to some 12,000 people a month.