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2013 Holiday Card Celebrates POTLUCK's Can Do Spirit
Just $5 each, our handsome, 5 x 7 holiday gift cards are a wonderful way to recognize family, friends, business associates, etc. by letting them know you’ve made a gift in their honor to POTLUCK that will help feed hungry Arkansans throughout the year.
This year’s card design: Annually, POTLUCK rescues over 4 million pounds of excess fresh produce, prepared, perishable, frozen and nonperishable food to include several thousand number 10 cans that are cosmetically unattractive – and unmarketable.
Instead of going to waste because of a torn label or ding, 6.5 to 8 pound cans of fruit, vegetables, etc. are distributed along with other food to help pantries feed large households and ensure onsite meal programs like soup kitchens, shelters and KIDS’ PANTRY sites can put full and complete meals on the table during the week for children, adults, seniors and working poor/homeless individuals and families.
To place an order, please call POTLUCK, (501) 371-0303, or click the Buy Now button below to order via Paypal.
Statewide, Arkansas has over 400 authorized recycling centers that turn an estimated 3.4 million tons of paper, plastic, aluminum, etc. into re-usable products annually…and only one food rescue organization that turns over 2,255 tons of excess, un-served food into more than 5.5 million meals for hungry Arkansans.
Potluck, Arkansas’ only food rescue organization, has been committed to reducing hunger and improving nutrition among at-risk Arkansans since its inception in 1989.
The organization rescues a wide variety of high quality excess, un-served prepared, fresh, frozen and other food but are used instead to provide over 5 million meals annually for hungry Arkansans.
FOOD DONORS: Food is rescued from hundreds of food businesses to include: restaurants, hospitals, caterers, hotels, corporate cafeterias, groceries, specialty markets, dairies, wholesales – and more. This food is then distributed free of charge to a broad and diverse network of community food programs that help feed at-risk children, adults, families and the elderly.
MISSION: Potluck’s mission is to Alleviate hunger by bridging the gap between excess food and the hungry and is carried out by rescuing/distributing food and developing additional effective hunger programs to complement our work.
WHO WE SERVE: Potluck serves community food programs throughout central Arkansas and the state to include: children’s programs; women’s emergency shelters; soup kitchens; homeless shelters; organizations serving displaced veterans and Hispanic families; senior day centers and food pantries.
FUNDING: Support comes from individuals, foundations, religious organizations and civic groups. Potluck is a nonprofit organization exempt from Federal taxation under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN: 71-0709327).
Every $1 donated helps Potluck provide a wide variety of food for over 19 meals to hungry Arkansans.
Photographs by Nancy Nolan Photography