Harvest Regional Food Bank will be distributing 1,000 emergency food boxes to Texarkana-area residents on Wednesday, May 13 beginning at 8AM at the Four States Fair Arena, 3700 E 50th St, Texarkana. 

According to a press release, distribution will last until 12 noon or until all boxes have been distributed. Recipients are directed to enter from the 50th St entrance at Hwy 245/Four States Fair Pkwy in front of Bobby Ferguson Park by the gazebo. Distribution is limited to one box per household and 2 households per vehicle.

“With the recent rise in hunger, it’s more important than ever that Harvest meet the needs of our food-insecure families where they are,” says Camille Coker Wrinkle, CEO/Executive Director. “This is by far the largest one-day distribution we’ve ever hosted, but our goal is to continue making sure families have the food they need, even during this challenging time.”

With CDC precautions and recommendations against the Coronavirus still in place, Harvest is taking every measure to ensure the safety of its staff, volunteers, and recipients. Mobile pantries are now operating as “drive-thru” distributions, with food boxes being loaded directly into vehicles. Recipients will not be allowed to exit the vehicle or park to pick up food.

Last year, Harvest distributed 3.2M meals and served over 60,000 individuals in Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. Both states consistently rank in the top 10 for the highest incidents of hunger. Nearly 20% of our local residents miss meals due to food insecurity, including 1 in 4 children. Harvest works to eliminate hunger through its Food Banking, Food Rescue, School Backpack, and Mobile Pantry programs.

1,000 Families 1 Day. Hope For Tomorrow.