CADC distributing food in 19 counties this month

By submitted, 05/5/20 9:03 AM

Central Arkansas Development Council to distribute over 500,000 lbs. of food in its 19 county service area during the month of May.
Central Arkansas Development Council (CADC) whose mission is to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty, to help vulnerable populations achieve their potential, and to build strong communities in Arkansas through community action will be holding an emergency food distribution in its 19 county service area during the month of May. CADC will be distributing 10,000 food boxes that will contain over 50 pounds of food, including meat, beans, vegetables, and fruit. These boxes will also include essential household items such as toilet paper. Central Arkansas Development Council hopes that by holding this distribution, we can alleviate some of the uncertainties many in the community are currently facing at this time. Customers will be asked to show I.D. and will be limited to one box per family. Families will have to meet income eligibility guidelines to qualify. Distributions will occur during from 10 AM to 2 PM or while supplies last. The locations and dates are as follows: County Location Street Address City Date
Lonoke Old Gym
501 West Academy Street
May 6
Grace Community Church
30 West 2nd Street
May 6 Lafayette CADC Office 403 N King Lewisville May 7
Little River
Ashdown Methodist Church
145 E Commerce
May 7 Howard City Park 1301 W. Johnson St Nashville May 8
930 Rockefeller Ave
May 8 Ouachita Camden Fairview Intermediate School Gym 255 Pope Street Camden May 12
1st at Hunt Street
May 13 Dallas Carthage Old School Cafe 319 West Central Ave Carthage May 13
200 Columbia Rd 13
May 14 Union East Side Fairgrounds 430 E 19th El Dorado May 14
Ouachita Baptist Church
3586 Hwy 270E
Mt. Ida
May 19
Central Arkansas Development Council
PO Box 580
Benton, AR 72018
Pike Municipal Building 204 E. Main Murfreesboro May 19
Saline County Fairgrounds
406 Fairfield
May 20 Pulaski Barton Coliseum 2600 Howard Little Rock May 21
The Rec Center
379 N 23rd St
May 22 Hot Spring ASU Three Rivers 1 College Circle Malvern May 22
First United Methodist Church
400 E. 6th. Street
May 27 Hempstead The Coliseum 800 S Mockingbird Hope May 28
Fairgrounds Road
May 29
CADC will also be distributing The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) USDA Commodities the same day in many locations. Customers may qualify for both programs.
CADC would like to invite all news and media outlets to join and share in this event as we intend to bring joy, happiness, and much needed supplies to families across Arkansas during this pandemic. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” Ghandi.
Founded in 1965, Central Arkansas Development Council is a private nonprofit community action agency operating in 19 counties in the state of Arkansas. CADC is a local force in the War on Poverty providing a hand-up, promoting self-help in our neighborhoods and for our families. We are committed to providing opportunities for empowerment for individuals, families and communities. For more information on the distribution, visit our website at, or contact your local CADC office.
Randy Morris
Chief Executive Officer