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You are cordially invited NOT to attend our
22nd Annual Not At All a Ball Fundraiser
This is How Our Phantom Fete Works:
As an alternative to inviting you to attend an actual shindig, we’re inviting you to stay at home and consider sending us what you might have spent attending a swell soiree’ instead.
Think about it.
Your participation in our pretend party helps feed more than 9,800 children, adults, seniors and working poor/homeless families each week through our network of food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and KIDS’ PANTRY sites by supporting our ability to rescue over 4 million pounds of excess fresh produce and prepared, perishable, frozen and shelf-stable food from being discarded.
Rather than go to waste, high-quality food is collected from all segments of the food industry to include restaurants, caterers, hospitals, hotels, schools, university dining rooms, markets, gourmet-to-go stores, event centers, farmers/farmers’ markets, brokers, wholesalers and more and used instead to help put millions of meals on the tables of hungry Arkansans.
POTLUCK is the link between those who have too much food and those that have too little.
"This is a party I’ll gladly miss…
in fact, I’d give anything not to go!"
To donate, please call POTLUCK, (501) 371-0303, or click the Donate 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