River Valley Food 4 Kids was established in 2014 in Pope County Arkansas out of a desire to better serve children in our area. In Pope County more than 1 in 4 children are dealing with poverty and food insecurity. During the school year, children have access free breakfasts & lunches along with backpacks filled with food for weekends. Once school lets out all of those resources end. While most children are enjoying a break from school and time with friends and family, these kids are wondering where their next meal will come from.
In an effort to combat this problem, several Russellville churches and organizations partnered with River Valley Food 4 Kids to provide food for the summer. In 2015 the program was expanded to provide for the backpack program at Russellville, Atkins, Pottsville, and Dover schools. That is over 1,000 children every week!
Through the generosity of our community we were able to provide over 200,000 meals to River Valley children in 2017.
No single church or organization has the resources to meet the needs of these children alone. We need each other and we need you. Would you be willing to sponsor a child in our community? With only $10 per month, you will feed a child for THE ENTIRE YEAR. However, ANY amount will help ensure that a hungry child receives something to eat every time school is out of session.
If you would like more information about volunteering or sponsoring a child please contact us. You can message us on Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our Sponsorship Page for more information.