the need by the numbers
hungry people in arkansas
one in seven
One in seven of our neighbors live below the poverty line and struggles to make ends meet and provide enough food for their family.
one in five
One in five children in Arkansas does not get enough to eat in order to sustain their growth and development.
48.3% of households receiving SNAP benefits have children.
In the U.S., Arkansas has the second highest percentage of people who lack reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food.
this is our priority
“Wasting food is deeply unfair – to the planet that’s nurtured it, the workers who’ve grown it and the people who can’t afford it.”
– Food Ethics Council
by the numbers
pounds of food redistributed
partner organizations providing food
yearly increase in number of individuals served by Potluck agencies
plus one ton of scrap food composted annually
GETTING FOOD TO THOSE WHO NEED IT
WE FILL PLATES NOT LANDFILLS
Thousands of pounds of food is discarded daily in Pulaski County. Through partnerships with local restaurants, we redistribute between 8,000 and 10,000 pounds of food weekly. That is the equivalent of around 7,000 meals a week. It is also the equivalent of 2.11 years of electricity consumption for one typical American household every week. We compost a ton (literally 1 ton) of food scraps annually.