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Arkansas free pantries, soup kitchens and food banks.

Contact a food bank in Arkansas for free or low priced groceries, canned goods, food and perishable items. A large number of free, non profit food pantries and food banks are located throughout the state and together provide assistance to tens of thousands of people each and every year. Find a free food pantry or soup kitchen near you below, or use the referral number at the bottom of the page for referrals. Whether you are facing a short term crisis or need some longer term support, the food pantries in Arkansas will do their best to meet that need.

Below you will find phone numbers, addresses, and more information on the food banks and pantries that operate across the state of Arkansas. These are some of the primary distribution centers. However they all have partnerships with other organizations or charities that may be located in or closer to your town or city. The partnerships may include churches, organizations like the Salvation Army, community action agencies, and other locations. Some of the centers may provide clothing and other forms of non-financial support.

In addition, low to moderate income people can often get information on other assistance programs in your county from the centers. Social workers and volunteers may redirect clients to other resources.

Local pantries in Arkansas

Most of the larger counties and towns in the state have dozens of other non-profit food banks and other assistance programs for basic needs. They may be located in churches, charity sites, and other locations. Free groceries, meals, holiday assistance, formula and additional goods are served. Some of the primary counties are below. Or scroll down the page for even more locations.




Heifer International
Address is 1 World Ave
Little Rock - Arkansas, 72202
Phone number - (800) 422-0474

Partners For Progress
1115 Aplin Ave
Perryville - AR, 72126
Dial - (501) 889-2422

Arkansas Foodbank
Location 4301 W 65th St.
Little Rock Arkansas, 72209
Dial 501.565.8121 for intake
A leading food bank in the region, including Pulaski County. It offers groceries, government commodities, and other support to pantries in the region.

Marked Tree Area Food Bank
109 Liberty St.
Marked Tree - AR, 72365
(870) 358-2211

Manna Center Inc.
Address: 196 E Kenwood St
Siloam Springs - Arkansas, 72761
Telephone - (479) 524-9825

Project Hope Food Bank
Address of the pantry is 705 Malvern Ave
Hot Springs National Park - AR, 71901
(501) 623-3663
Some of what may be distributed includes food items such as peanut butter, baby formula, rice, and other non-perishable goods.





Arkansas Foodbank Network
8121 Distribution Dr.
Little Rock - AR, 72209
(501) 565-8121
Referrals and more is offered. Low income families can also get information on public assistance programs such as food stamps, also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Johnnys Food Bank
312 Church St
Lake Village - AR, 71653
(870) 265-2601

Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas
Location of the center is 3406 S Culberhouse Rd
Jonesboro - Arkansas, 72404
Dial (870) 932-3663 for intake.

Food Bank of North Central Arkansas
14215 Highway 5 S
Norfork - Arkansas, 72658
Telephone number is (870) 499-7565

Ozark Food Bank (N W Arkansas)
P. O. Box 1488
Fayetteville - AR, 72701
Free boxes of food, holiday meals, and more is available to Arkansas families and income qualified seniors.

Ozark Cooperative Warehouse
1601 E. Pump Station Rd
Fayetteville - AR, 72701

Senior Services from AR Little Rock food Bank
Low income seniors, and anyone seeking help or a meal can get assistance. The programs available include outreach, free Meals on Wheels, senior-friendly foods, surplus USDA commodities and applications to SNAP as well as Outreach. There may also be goods such as breads, rice, canned fruit and more may be provided at no cost from the pantry.

Ozark Food Bank
4332 June Self Dr
Springdale - Arkansas, 72764
Phone number - (479) 872-8774
In addition to a box of food, some items like clothing or free holiday meals may be served to the low income, poor, and homeless.





Harvest Texarkana Regional Food Bank, Inc.
3120 East 19th Street
P.O. Box 707
Texarkana , AR 7185

His Table Food Ministries
550 East 15th Street
Fayetteville - AR, 72701
479 414-8094
Food is distributed, as well as limited availability to other emergency services.

Greater Crossett Area Food Pantry
309 Pine St.
Crossett - AR, 71635
Food pantry is available.

Alexander First Baptist Church
15320 Alexander Rd
Alexander - AR, 75002
A food pantry provides food and grocery assistance to families of limited income in the local surrounding community.

Alexander Seniors And More
115604 Alexander Rd
Alexander - AR, 72002
Food and other aid may be available. The center may also coordinate home delivered and meals on wheel for the elderly and homebound.

Avilla Zion Church
300 Avilla St
Alexander - Arkansas, 72002
Call 501-316-1100 for intake.
Provides free food assistance for individuals or families of limited income.

Christ Church Of Alexander
11800 Vimy Ridge Rd
Alexander - AR, 72002
Offers a community food pantry. Free to qualified low income families and individuals.

New Bethel Church Of Christ
3777 Kruse Loop
Alexander - AR, 72002
Provides free food and groceries for people in need.







Mid-South Food Bank
239 S. Dudley Street
Memphis, TN 38104-3203
Dial 901.527.0841
This location also supports pantries and charities in Arkansas. They partner with other centers.

Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
1378 June Self Drive
Bethel Heights, AR 72764

River Valley Regional Food Bank
Main address 1420 N. 32nd Street
PO Box 4069
Ft. Smith , Arkansas, 72914
Pantry phone number is 479.785.0582

Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas
3406 S. Culberhouse
Jonesboro, AR 72404
Main phone 870.932.3663
Works with regional churches, soup kitchens, free food pantries, and feeding sites.

Ozark Food Bank
4332 June Self Dr
Bethel Heights, Arkansas 72764
(479) 872-8774

His Table Food Ministry
550 East 15th Street
Fayetteville, AR 72702
Main phone 479-414-8094
Hot meals, Thanksgiving turkeys, Christmas meal and gift baskets and more is passed out to the needy.

Loaves & Fishes Food Bank Of The Ozarks Inc.
PO Box 149
Berryville, AR 72616
Call - (870)423-4246
Call the charity organization for information on free meals, groceries, snacks for children and students as well as Christmas assistance.

Manna Center Inc.
196 W Kenwood St
Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761
(479) 524-9825
Bags of groceries, basic needs like clothing and other support is provided by the non-profit.





Arkansas Good Start, Inc.
PO Box 877
Conway, AR 72033

More locations of Arkansas food banks

Arkansas residents can dial (877) 565-8124 to find the locations of other food banks in the state. Additional support may be provided by soup kitchens and non-profit pantries. You can also get information on food assistance programs and other non-financial aid.


By Jon McNamara

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