…lives are being changed before I’ve even gotten out of my pj’s and had my coffee

From Jennifer Arkins, Cobblestone Project Operating Team… For me, Saturdays are usually spent enjoying the lazy days of summer.  For many in NWA, Saturdays are spent wondering where their next meal will come from, where they might enjoy a respite from the heat, burdened with the reality of poverty.  So, this Saturday, I had the priviledge of visiting some people in our area who are working towards a community without need. In the early hours of Saturday morning our Gathering and Distribution team collect produce (much grown on our Farm), and distribute to local shelters, agencies,...

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July 23rd Update on the Cobblestone Project Farm

We had the opportunity to catch up with Gary Davis out at The Farm for quick update. For more information on The Farm, please visit The Farm Initiative page.  There are many opportunities to help out at The Farm, and you can check the Cobblestone Project Volunteer Hub for dates and open slots. Thanks to all that are making this...

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Tyson Foods Hunger Relief helping Cobblestone Project Gathering & Distribution Efforts

We are happy to announce that Tyson Foods has begun partnering with the Gathering & Distribution efforts of the Cobblestone Project.  This food is picked up and then directly distributed to food pantries & shelters across Northwest Arkansas as well being added to the efforts of The Garden initiative. This is so important because the protien sources that Tyson Foods adds is vital to ensuring that healthy meals can be offered to those facing hunger and food insecurity in Northwest Arkansas.  In a Washington Post story titled “Poverty Drains Nutrition From Family...

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Mark Horvath,InvisiblePeople.tv Founder, returning to NW Arkansas July 30th & 31st

PRESS RELEASE It has been one year since the 1,287 Homelessness Awareness Rally, and much has been accomplished. On Saturday July 31st, Mark Horvath returns to NW Arkansas as a part of the InvisiblePeople.tv Road Trip USA to share how homelessness is changing, the accomplishments that have been made and the needs that still exist. You are invited to come and be a part of continuing the work to end homelessness in NW Arkansas. On Saturday, July 31st, Mark will be speaking at the UA Global Campus on the Square in Fayetteville (2 East Center Street).  All are welcome to this free event. ...

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a night of community found in a laundromat in Rogers

We asked Adam & Stephanie to share their experience at Laundry Love Rogers this month.  As you can see from their time there Laundry Love continues to be a place where compassion becomes the norm & unconditional grace is offered. Rogers Laundry Love Project proved to be another impactful night in July.  The place was teaming with children from many families.  Many familiar faces, and a few new ones too. Melissa came for the first time, after hearing about LLP while having lunch with her family at the Samaritan House Community Center.  She and her husband and three...

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