The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted communities across the country and people in need are turning to food banks for support.
Demand for the River Valley Regional Food Bank’s (RVRFB) service has increased by nearly 60 percent since the beginning of the pandemic. In 2020, the food bank distributed more than 22 million pounds of food and other in-need items. To date in 2021, the food bank has already surpassed the 3 million pounds mark and anticipates it will surpass 22 million pounds distributed this year.
AT&T has collaborated with the RVRFB to help support the food bank’s COVID-19 Response efforts. AT&T has generously provided pandemic relief supplies, including masks, vinyl gloves, sanitizer, and disinfectants. These
supplies, along with food and other in-need items, will be distributed to the public each day through the RVRFB’s network of 166 nonprofit food pantries, senior centers, youth shelters, and soup kitchens throughout an eight county region in West Central Arkansas.
This donation is part of AT&T’s ongoing support of the RVRFB. The food bank appreciates AT&T’s long-term support of the mission and assisting in our efforts to fight hunger and promote better health in the River Valley.