800+ lbs of Food Donated to Samaritan Community Center…

It was an unbelievable outpooring of support by Cave Springs neighborhoods:  Weston Hills and Wellington. Together these neighbors donated over 800+ lbs of food that was given to the Samaritan Community Center in Rogers.  In talking with the folks at the Samaritan Community Center, we know that this food will be given away very quickly as the needs that are being seen continue to rise at a rate that is difficult to keep up with. For a small peek at the growing needs in NW Arkansas, here is an article that was in the local paper from late December (http://nwanews.com/bcdr/News/69234/) with...

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Food Banks & Shelters Expecting Shortages Beginning in February

An article in the Benton County Daily Record on Dec 26th (http://nwanews.com/bcdr/News/69234/), demonstrates the tremendous response that our communities are capable of when it comes to making a difference against hunger. However, the size of the need continues to be larger than the size of the response. Without any actions, the expectation is that local shelters and food banks will begin to experience shortages the beginning of February. Good Neighbor Food Drives are one way that each community can pull together to help cover this expected shortage and ensure that there is enough food for...

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Bella Vista Good Neighbor Food Drive…Primrose Lane & Piccadilly

Bella Vista Good Neighbor Food Drive brought in just under 500 lbs of food. The amazing thing is that was in just 21 homes. It was really well received on our two streets, Primrose Lane. & Piccadilly. Mike Campbell and my daughter Lauren and son Matthew, Scott Herron and his son Brady

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Bentonville High School YACHT Club Food & Clothing Drive

Nov 17th to Nov 21st was a week that doesn’t happen in very many high schools…after all…what were you interested or concerned with when you were in High School? The Bentonville High School’s YACHT (Youth Against Complacency and Hunger Today) Club sponsered a school wide Food & Clothing Drive to Benefit Seven Hills Homeless Shelter in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The entire week was staged to help raise awareness, collect food and clothing donations and help make a big difference in NW Arkansas. No surprise but this caught the eye of the local media that also sees a...

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When a “Good Neighbor Food Drive” Becomes More About the “Good Neighbor” than the “Food Drive”…

Below is a story from a Bella Vista neighborhood on part of their experience during their Good Neighbor Food Drive (story told from their perspective)… Before the food drive, we were walking the neighborhood to put notices on the door and one of our neighbors was already prepared and waiting for us with eight or so bags already filled He started to carry the bags out to our car, and I got out to help open the trunk. I said to him, “this is great, you out did yourself. This is so much more than we had hoped for.” He just looked back at me and said, “Well, I won’t...

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When Someone Returns to Say Thank You…(Good Neighbor Food Drive in Centeron)

Below is an email that Cobblestone Project received from The Way Ministries after a local family conducted a Good Neighbor Food Drive in Centerton.  The story is powerful because within it lies a story of a cycle being broken, people being helped that don’t forget and return to help those that still have need. This is a true story of Community Without Need that is forming… David and Tawny Donell and their 6 children were new to the area when they came to The Way Ministries for some assistance with food because David hadn’t found a job yet. So we loaded them us with some...

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