Food Pantry Opens in Fayetteville

Published 11/20 2013 06:51PM

Updated 11/20 2013 06:57PM

FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KNWA)--If you're feeling overwhelmed with the thought of not having enough food this holiday season, there are plenty of places to go for help. Organizations in Northwest Arkansas are doing their best to help those in need.

The Yvonne Richardson Community Center (YRCC) in Fayetteville is creating a food and basic needs pantry for low-income families in Northwest Arkansas. You can drop off items on Saturday, November 23 at the YRCC

YRCC director, Tenisha Gist, says the hope is to relieve holiday season stress. "The holidays are already stressful as it is. You know people are going and getting gifts but that's something we don't want families to have to worry about is that they need those basic things."

Items needed:
​​Canned meats, canned vegetables, fruit cups, macaroni & cheese, cereal, dry beans, rice, boxed dinners, dry milk powder, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, towels, sponges, etc.

Pantry locations:
Bentonville Church of Christ 
Bentonville Church of the Nazarene 
First United Methodist Church - Second Street Pantry 
FPC Food Pantry - First Presbyterian Church

First United Presbyterian Church 
Full Circle Campus Food Pantry 
Community Meals-Central United Methodist Church

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church 
St. Vincent de Paul Church Food Pantry 
First Assembly of God 

First United Methodist Church - Bread of Life 
Springdale Spanish Seventh Day Adventist 
St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church 
St. Thomas Episcopal Church 

Siloam Springs
Hunger & Thirst Ministries 
Manna Center 

Grace Place 

First Baptist Church of Huntsville 

West Fork
West Fork 1st Baptist Church 

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