OUR IMPACT

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.

childhood poverty

48.3% of households receiving SNAP benefits have children.

food insecurity

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

weekly impact

pounds of food redistributed

families served

meals provided

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.

read our annual report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report