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Batesville hunger agency receives Foodbank donations

Batesville hunger agency receives Foodbank donations
Foodbank Awards Equipment Worth $160,000 to Hunger Agencies

LITTLE ROCK, AR --  The Arkansas Foodbank has awarded $160,000 worth of freezers, walk-in coolers, shelving, pallet jacks and other warehouse equipment  to church food pantries and other hunger agencies that use the Foodbank as a source of supplies to help them improve their capacity for helping the hungry.

The grants were announced by CEO Phyllis Haynes and Dianne Williams,  the Foodbank’s Chief Program Officer.

The vans are a continuation of infrastructure improvements that were funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation following the construction of the Foodbank’s new Reynolds-funded Donald W. Reynolds Distribution Center, the new 70,000-sq.-ft. Foodbank warehouse that opened a year ago at 4301 W. 65th St. in Little Rock.

THV in Your Town: Arkansas Scottish Festival April 13-15

THV in Your Town: Arkansas Scottish Festival April 13-15

BATESVILLE — Today's THV in Your Town is back! Our first stop highlighting our local community websites is Batesville. THV's Craig O'Neill is live tonight at 5:00 and 6:00 with more on this festival and the best of Batesville.

All things Scottish will be found at the 33rd Arkansas Scottish Festival April 13-15 on the Lyon College campus in Batesville. Admission to the three-day festival is free.

The Arkansas Scottish Festival began as a way to honor the college’s Scottish roots. Lyon College was founded in 1872 by the Presbyterian Church, which has its roots in Scotland.

Clinton School accepting applications for high school service award

Clinton School accepting applications for high school service award

Daniel Cayce Award winner will receive $1,000 scholarship

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is accepting applications for the 2011-12 Daniel Cayce Award, given annually to an Arkansas high school student who best demonstrates selfless volunteerism on behalf of his or her community.

The school encourages Arkansas high school juniors and seniors who have been involved in outstanding community service projects to apply for the award. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

“While our program is designed for graduate students, we feel it is very important to promote the spirit of public service among all ages,” said Clinton School Dean Skip Rutherford. “The Cayce Award is a great way to encourage aspiring public servants and recognize the outstanding efforts of Arkansas high school students. We look forward to reviewing this year’s applications.”

Providers needed for Summer Food Program

Providers needed for Summer Food Program

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking schools, nonprofit organizations and government agencies that are willing to provide children with nutritious meals and snacks during the summer as part of the agency’s Summer Food Service Program.

This 100 percent federally-funded program was created to ensure low income children who receive free or reduced lunches during the school year don’t go hungry when school is not in session.

Last year, 150 providers at more than 400 sites across Arkansas served more than 1.4 million meals to children.