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Local Food Banks and Food Pantries


These local food banks and pantries serve Central Arkansas. Many of them have specific requirements for qualifications and specific days of service, which may have changed since this list was updated. Please call before visiting.

You may also need the list of Little Rock shelters and soup kitchens and assistance for the holidays.

1. Arkansas Foodbank

The Arkansas Foodbank, the largest food bank in Arkansas, is a member of Feeding America and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. Its warehouse in Little Rock and branch warehouse in Warren, Ark., serve approximately 300 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies that provide food aid directly to hungry Arkansans. In 2010 the Foodbank distributed 13.3 million pounds of food to agencies in Arkansas. They have an excellent pantry search tool on their website to help you locate nearby assistance.

2. Arkansas Rice Depot

The Arkansas Rice Depot serves 900 hunger relief programs in the state and is the only faith based, statewide food bank network. It distributes over 8 million pounds of food each year and feeds as 14% of the state’s population. The Arkansas Rice Depot provides food to many pantries across the state. There are over 30 in Little Rock alone. Each one has different requirements. Check their list of pantries and contact the one closest to you.

3. Airport Church of Christ

8501 Fourche Dam Pike
Open Wednesdays 9:00 – 1:00 p.m., may be served only once per month. ID required.

4. Amboy Community Food Pantry (North Little Rock)

100 Auburn Drive (North Little Rock)
Open Monday & Thursday 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Proof of residency in North Little Rock required.

5. Bullock Temple

1513 South Park Street
Open Monday 10:00 – 1:00 p.m. or by appoint, ID Required.

6. Calvary Baptist Church (North Little Rock)

5025 Lynch Drive (North Little Rock)
501-945-4174 Open 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. For Rose City residents only.

7. Capitol City Free Freewill Church

6724 West 32nd Street
Open 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:00-4:00 p.m.

8. Christ Temple Outreach Center

1923 South Arch Street
Open Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 – 1:00 p.m.

9. Church at Rock Creek

11500 West 36th Street
Open Monday thru Friday. Call in the mornings between 7:30 & 11:30 a.m. to schedule an afternoon appointment. Photo ID required.

10. First Christian Church Food Pantry

1500 North Mississippi Street
Open Fridays, 10:30 – 12:00 p.m. Photo ID required.
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