One of the best parts of the job is reading the success stories and seeing the impact we make in our community!
“One… Two… Three…,” Young K counted as he rifled through the freshly picked vegetables. “Live United is everywhere… what’s that about?” He asked inquisitively.
“It’s all about working together to meet the needs of others… United Way partners with us to provide milk, eggs, and fresh veggies for our pantry!”, our Food Pantry Coordinator responded.
“Oh!” Well tell them I said, “Thanks a bunch!”
K is developmentally disabled and is a member of a single parent household. K’s mother looks toward the community to help provide direction and guidance. She loves bringing K to the panty because of the “welcoming atmosphere”. She appreciates that he is able to gain positive, social interactions from the youth workers and volunteers, which is sometimes a challenge with his disability. K is just one of the many wonderful children that we serve monthly. He is always excited about being able to choose snack items and fresh produce.
Each person has the right to make decisions and have choices about how they live their life. Unfortunately, some low-income families have to face the fact that choices are not always considered a top priority. Research suggests that food insecure and low-income families often have limited resources and lack of access to healthy, affordable foods. Which makes these families more vulnerable to poor nutrition and obesity.
Thanks to the United Way of Central Arkansas, we have the unique opportunity to provide low-income families with healthy choices. Being able to meet the needs of families in our community by providing these options for protein, dairy, and produce is always a true blessing!
We cannot say it enough -- in the words of Young K, “Thanks a bunch!” ... See MoreSee Less
Our pantry is open 8:15-11:30am and 1:15-4pm. Students must be present to receive assistance with the Student Pantry. They will complete the agency application with the assistance of our staff and volunteers, they are not required to bring anything with them. There is a section on the application that asks for the household income; however, if the student does not know this, they will not be denied. This service is provided through community donations.
The students will be allowed to select their items with guidance from our staff and volunteers. This entire process is designed to empower the student, teach them valuable social skills and most importantly to let them know they are loved and supported by their community.
Original Post: We realize that having students at home over spring break can cause an extra financial burden on low-income families, we want to help.
All 3 CAPCA food pantries in Cleburne, Faulkner, and White counties are available to help ease this burden. Students may visit our pantry on Spring Break and receive 5 breakfast items, 5 lunch items, 5 drink items, and 10 snacks while supplies last. ... See MoreSee Less
The student must reside in one of those counties. What county do you live in, I can try to locate assistance for you?
How is this acquired? What needs to be provided and what time is it done
What information would need to be provided? And do the children need to be present?
This is wonderful! 👏👏🙌
Does this include students not in those counties
Anything in Sherwood area?
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Head Start Works!
Programs We Offer:
Head Start (HS) promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through educational, health, nutritional, mental, social and other services.
Serves children ages 3 and 4 years old by August 1st.
Operates 14 Centers.
Bald Knob Mills (Kensett)
Greenbrier Southside (Conway)
Heber Springs Stuttgart
Early Head Start (EHS) serves families with infants, toddlers, and pregnant women. Their purpose is to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, enhance the development of very young children and promote healthy family functioning.
Serves children birth to 3 years and pregnant women.
Operates 4 Centers.
Migrant & Seasonal Head Start (MSHS)
serves children of Migrant & Seasonal farm workers six weeks to five years of age and their families. Migrant families move from one geographic location to another for agriculture work. Seasonal families work primarily in seasonal agriculture and have not moved in two years.
Serves children 6 weeks to 5 years old.
Operates 3 Centers.
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How would I get more information about the headstart programs?