U.S. Rep. Steve Womack (R-Rogers) announced donations from his campaign totaling $30,000 to be divided among six food banks across Arkansas’s Third District.
The funds will support local efforts to fight food insecurity and help families and residents amid the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regional organizations receiving donations include:
- Loaves and Fishes of Berryville
- Manna House of Russellville
- Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
- Ozark Share and Care of Harrison
- River Valley Regional Food Bank
- Yellville Area Food Closet
The contributions, which will be distributed this week, will aid each organization’s emergency response efforts to combat heightened food insecurity during this public health crisis.
“The call for help has never been greater, and we’ve seen Arkansas band together to lift people up during this time of uncertainty. Our food banks are actively ensuring meals and other necessities are reaching the vulnerable. These organizations reflect the giving spirit of our state, and supporting their vital work is the right thing to do,” Womack said.
“During this crisis, I’m proud to stand with my supporters in making additional resources available to those serving our neighbors facing increased hardship. We’ve always been driven by the needs of our community, and these donations reflect that shared purpose. While we didn’t choose this fight, we will defeat it together,” he added.