The “Backpack” Program

True stories about children on the Backpack Program

Across this great land there are thousands upon thousands of children who leave school every Friday and who do not eat again until they have breakfast Monday morning in the school cafeteria. This means that these youngsters miss seven consecutive meals. This “weekends-without-food” phenomenon produces a state of continuing malnutrition that results in academic and social deficiencies and failures.

Citizens through out the western Arkansas- eastern Oklahoma area have taken a stand to end such childhood hunger by adopting a simple and straight forward slogan that “No Child Should Ever Go Hungry.” From this slogan has arisen the Meals For Kids Backpack Program.

True Grit Ride and 5K: How You Can Participate

True Grit Ride and 5K: How You Can Participate

The True Grit Ride and 5K will be a VIRTUAL event this year. Pick your route and ride or run from June 18 to July 4, 2021. This ride is a fundraiser to provide food for at-risk children and is the largest fundraiser for the Community Services Clearinghouse. Rides...

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Tyson Goes the Extra Mile to Keep Our Freezers Filled

Tyson Goes the Extra Mile to Keep Our Freezers Filled

When someone hears Tyson, likely his or her first thought is of delicious Tyson chicken. However, Tyson contributes much more to the world than just chicken. Tyson has played a critical role in helping feed the hungry through generous contributions to the Community...

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Walmart Food Drives Help Feed the Hungry

Walmart Food Drives Help Feed the Hungry

A trip to Walmart does not have to be a tedious chore or an uneventful part of the week. When you see a sign that says, "No Child Should Ever Go Hungry," outside of a Walmart, it means you have an exciting opportunity to make a difference in our community. "No Child...

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