Our Impact 2022

The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank website states, “Over 63,000 people in Northwest Arkansas are food insecure.”  That means  in our community one in five people meet the USDA's definition of low or very low food security.  The food provided through the work at Second Street Pantry Missions (SSPM) has an immediate and direct impact on the clients we serve.

Second Street Pantry Missions served 21,598 guests who received one or more services.

Over 6,940 Individuals Served

Over 6,940 unduplicated individuals received one or more of the following services from SSPM: groceries, hot meals, snack packs, or financial assistance.

7,361 Bags of Groceries

Over 7,361 bags of groceries were given out to our pantry guests. Guests can receive groceries each Tuesday, and many of them visit our pantry each week.

 3,600  Hot Meals

Through our partnership with The Good Charcoal Company, 3,600 hot meals were provided to our pantry guests.

6,445 Snack Packs

SSPM provided the supplies to create 6,445 snack packs.  These snack packs were given out each week during the school year to Lincoln and Washington Jr High students and as supplemental snack packs for Mary Mae Jones Elementary students during holiday breaks.

$50,000 in Financial Help

$50,000 in assistance was given to 280 families who were experiencing financial crisis due to utility shut-off or evictions.

Over 5,600 Volunteer Hours

Our community impact is made possible by the dedicated SSPM volunteers who provided over 5,600 volunteer hours this year. To help by supporting and/or volunteering please visit our Donate or Volunteer pages.