Jonesboro Food Wars

jonesboro food wars 2019

Hosted by Friends of NEA Baptist, the Jonesboro Food Wars is a Season of Hope event aimed at collecting non-perishable food donations for the Helping Neighbors Food Pantry.

Donations will be accepted between September 1 – September 25th at the following locations:

  • NEA Baptist Clinic
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Jonesboro Sun
  • KAIT
  • KJNB
  • Unico Bank
  • Jonesboro Radio Group
  • EAB
  • MOR Media
  • KLEK
  • Jonesboro Public Library
  • Gamble Home Furnishings
  • Great Dane
  • New Door
  • Firehouse Subs โ€“ E. Johnson location
  • Optus Inc
  • Enterprise โ€“ (Caroline Davis)
  • First Community Bank โ€“ SW Drive & Caraway
  • Greenway Equipment – Jonesboro
  • Centennial Bank



AR Food Insecurity Stats

  • 1 in 4 AR Children face food insecurity
  • More than 19,000 AR Veterans depend on SNAP (Food Stamp) Benefits
  • 18% of AR Seniors face food insecurity

Helping Neighbors Food Pantry operates an inter-faith food Pantry serving Craighead County, Arkansas residents. The Pantry is managed by a board of directors comprised of representatives from its twenty-four Sponsoring Organizations (a synagogue and twenty-three churches). Located in the basement of the Huntington Building at the corner of Huntington and Vine streets in Jonesboro, the Pantry is open year-round. In 2017, Helping Neighbors distributed 372,565 pounds of food to more than 9100 households. They are completly run by volunteers!