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 18,490 guests who received one or more services.
Over 5,200 Individuals Served
Over 5,200 unduplicated individuals received one or more of the following services from SSPM: groceries, hot meals, snack packs, or financial assistance.
6,523 Bags of Groceries
Over 6,500 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.
3,820 Meals Served
Each Tuesday night, dinner is served free of charge to our pantry guests. On average we serve over 70 meals per week.
3,440 Snack Packs
SSPM provided the supplies to create 3,440 snack packs. These snack packs were given out each week during the school year to Lincoln and Washington Jr High students.
$42,820 in Financial Help
$42,820 in assistance was given to 445 families who were experiencing financial crisis due to utility shut-off or evictions.