Potluck is food rescue for Arkansas.
OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE:
Save good food from being wasted and use it to feed hungry people.
Every year, Potluck rescues millions of pounds of a wide variety of healthy food that would otherwise be thrown away, saving it for those who need it the most.
Rescued food is distributed free of charge to a large and growing network of nonprofit community food programs.
Potluck is proof that the smart idea of food rescue can be transformed into a fully-functioning and efficient operation that helps feed Arkansans in need.
It is with sincere gratitude that the Potluck Food Rescue Board of Directors announces the retirement of our long time Executive Director Carol Herzog. Carol has been leading this organization with boundless energy and dedication since September 1995. In 1995, Herzog...read more
Potluck bridges the gap between excess food and the hungry.
More than 100,000 pounds of food is thrown away every day in Pulaski County.
Hunger in Arkansas
One in Six
One in six of our neighbors live below the poverty line and struggles to make ends meet and provide enough food for their family.
One in Four
One in four children in Arkansas does not get enough to eat in order to sustain their growth and development.
Arkansas’ childhood poverty rate is 26% – compared to the national average of 18%.
There is a Demand
Potluck agencies report a 44% increase in the number of individuals they serve.
The fastest growing populations of individuals seeking some form of emergency food assistance are single mothers with children, working two-parent households and senior citizens.
There is a Supply
More than 100,000 pounds of good, wholesome food is
discarded daily in Pulaski County.
Rescuing excess food to feed the hungry is logical, practical, and the right thing to do.
WHO WE SERVE
Potluck serves community food programs throughout central Arkansas and the state, including:
• Food pantries
• Soup kitchens
• Homeless shelters
• Women’s emergency shelters
• Senior day centers
• Veterans’ centers
• Child care centers
• Potluck’s own KIDS’ PANTRY sites
Food is rescued from hundreds of food businesses, including:
• Farmers’ markets
• Corporate, hospital and school cafeterias
Support comes from individuals, foundations, religious organizations and civic groups.
Potluck is a nonprofit organization exempt from federal taxation under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN: 71-0709327).
Feed a child and you help feed an entire family as well.