LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – An estimated one in five people living in Arkansas don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
So tonight some central Arkansas kids helped put together thousands of meals for food pantries.
There’s no cooking involved, these campers at a Little Rock 4-H program, scooped and poured the ingredients to make health, easy to cook food packs.
It’s all part of a push led by Blue Cross Blue Shield to make 700,000 meals for food banks across the state in just a year.
One volunteer tells us the problem of food insecurity hits close to home for her.
“I had a friend right across the road who did, and we’d take them because sometimes their car wouldn’t be working, take them to the food pantry or sometimes we’d give extra if we had. So to know that this is going to directly impact people like them, it’s a great feeling,” says Gwyneth Goff.
The meals put together tonight will go to pantries in Saline, Jefferson, and Desha counties.
In a little over an hour, those kids put together 30,000 meals.