Our mission is to alleviate hunger in southwest Arkansas and northeast Texas through food distribution and education. We aim to create a hunger-free community and believe that service to others is fundamental to creating that. With dedicated shipping docks, frozen storage capacity, shelving areas for food drive donations and a designated backpack packing area, we serve with compassion and responsiveness to meet the needs of those with whom we work – internally and externally. The better we serve, the more people we bring together in commitment to our vision!
Most people think of a food bank simply as feeding the hungry and envision soup kitchens for the homeless or food pantries to get canned goods. However, as a Food Bank, we are much larger in scope. It's the resource that supports these types of programs that feed the hungry. The Food Bank also provides food for shelters, after school programs and residential group homes. We are the supply point that procures the food, sorts it, stores it and efficiently matches it to those in need.
The Food Bank asks for food donations from local, regional and national producers; and manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and supermarkets. Additional products are also collected through organized community food drives.
Harvest Regional Food Bank distributes the resources collected through the membership of over 100 partner agencies. Through this network of food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, residential and senior/child care organizations, we assist over 60,000 food insecure individuals each year. Harvest Regional Food Bank serves agencies in Bowie County Texas and nine southwestern Arkansas counties.