Kids who typically receive free or discounted lunches during the school year can continue to receive free lunches during the summer. The federal governments U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program will provide healthy, free snacks and meals to children during the summer months. It is a federally funded assistance program that was created to help children receive the same high-quality nutritious meals during the summer months as they do during the school calendar year.
In Greene County, you can contact the Deliverance Family Worship Center ((870) 931-5453) to participate in the program, receive free meals, or learn more.
They provide the regular summer meals program, which serves free lunch and breakfast which is really just a continuation of the regular school free and discounted meal programs for children enrolled there.
A second food assistance program that is offered is the seamless summer program. All children age 18 or younger can receive meals. And it is also available for all children, regardless of their household income status, and they may eat here for free.
Alexander Baptist Church of Paragould Arkansas runs the Angel Food Ministries program. They provide low cost groceries to families who need help. Save up to 50% on your food costs. There are no costs to the program, and anyone can receive aid. Learn more on the offering, or dial (870) 240-0003.
Good Samaritan Outreach of Marmaduke Arkansas provides the low income with utility bill payment assistance. A food pantry is also on site. Call (870) 597-2725
East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging provides housing and other aid for older adults, senior citizens, and retired in the community. Some examples include job training and career counseling, legal assistance and services, and other advice and counseling. Call (870) 236-3903.
The local community action agency, Crowley's Ridge Development Council, Inc., offers a wide number of assistance programs and options for the low income. They include
Call the Crowley's Ridge Development Council, Inc. at (870) 802-7100. Continue.
Family Services from Salvation Army - Centers support both Greene County Arkansas and nearby towns such as Jonesboro. A number of social services, referrals, and aid may be available, though resources are very limited and often seasonal. Qualified families can receive.
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