No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is pleased to support the McElroy House Organization for Cultural Resources with a $1,000 donation. The funds will be used to stock the organization’s little free pantry. McElroy House is a non-profit organization located in Dardanelle, Arkansas and serving Pope and Yell Counties. It is a small, grassroots, community-based organization working to find local solutions to local problems.
“For about six months now, we have been keeping our Little Free Pantry filled,” said a McElroy House Board Member. “It started as a Little Free Seed and Vegetable Library in connection with our gardens. But as harvest season ended, it quickly turned into a location where people came for basic food items. We fill it up once a week, and within two days, it’s empty again. The need in our community is huge.”
Without support from donors and organizations like No Child Goes Hungry, McElroy house would only be able to set aside sufficient budget dollars to stock its little free pantry about once per week.
“Right now, we stock the pantry every week with items that cost us about $75.00,” said the Board Member. “We are greatly in need of additional funding to keep it stocked daily. This donation from No Child Goes Hungry will make a monumental impact on our ability to support our community.”
No Child Goes Hungry Founder and Director Kären Rasmussen says that the little free pantry model is a powerful force for good for communities across the nation.
“The number of requests we have received for financial support for little free pantry creation and food supplies continues to rise every month,” said Rasmussen. “It’s a powerful hunger relief model because it works. For families who just need a little bit of support to make ends meet before their next paycheck, a little free pantry can be the difference between sending their children to bed hungry or comfortable. I am grateful for the passionate dedication of the McElroy House and am glad to support their efforts. I hope their hunger relief model inspires other community-based organizations to build similar, sustainable hunger relief initiatives.”
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