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Free food pantries in Pulaski County Arkansas.

Get information about Little Rock and Pulaski County Arkansas food banks, soup kitchens and free emergency food pantries. Whether it is to deal with an emergency or offer long term support, there may be resources available. Free food, meals, Thanksgiving or Christmas baskets and other aid can be obtained at these locations, as well as from your local church or other distribution centers across Pulaski County. Find a free food pantry or soup kitchen near you below as well as a referral phone number at the bottom of the page for other hunger prevention programs.

The locations may be the best place to turn to for surplus government food, perishable items, and even for help in both learning about and applying for government programs like food stamps or WIC. Individuals and families who stop by a food pantry in Little Rock or Pulaski County can meet with a case manager, and together you can explore all the assistance programs, services, and options that may be available to you.

Some of those other programs may be Christmas or Thanksgiving meal, home delivery to seniors, or additional weekend snacks to students. Many of the food pantries in Pulaski County also have free soup kitchens on site for hot meals, including lunches or dinner. These of course would be in addition to any food or groceries from a pantry that can be offered to help alleviate the immediate crisis situation.

Fishnet Missions
Address - 213 Marshall Road
Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076
Phone number - (501) 983-9000
A food bank is run on site.

Jacksonville Care Channel
Location - 201 North Elm Street
Jacksonville, AR 72076
(501) 982-4647
Some of what the pantry may have includes a bag of groceries, fruits, canned meats, and more.




The Salvation Army - Jacksonville Corps
209 South Oak Street
Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076
(501) 985-1331
Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals and food baskets are served. They also provide information on SNAP food stamps, case management, and even financial aid. More on Salvation Army in Pulaski County.

Childs Place Preschool
Address - 3920 Woodland Heights Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72212
Call (501) 227-3600
Food assistance for school aged children, teenagers, and baby supplies can all be provided.

Airport Church Of Christ
8501 Fourche Dam Pike
Little Rock, AR 72206
Phone - (501) 490-9800

Barrow Road Church Of Christ Food Pantry
Location - 900 John Barrow Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
For hours, dial (501) 225-2302
An emergency food bank is on site. Volunteers support people in poverty or facing hunger.





Bullock Temple
Address of the center - 1513 South Park Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 375-1581
People of all backgrounds and incomes can receive emergency food assistance.

The Church at Rock Creek
The food bank is at Attn: Care Center, 11500 W. 36th Street
Little Rock, AR  72211
Main phone: 501.221.1051

Free food, dry and canned goods, surplus USDA Commodities and more is passed out.

Crystal Hill Baptist Church
18823 Crystal Valley Road
Little Rock, AR 72210
(501) 445-0669

Evangelist Temple Church Of God In Christ – Offers meals to the homeless and very low income. Can refer to shelters too.
5121 Baseline Road
Little Rock, AR 72209
(501) 562-6813
A food bank and soup kitchen are on site.

First Baptist Church-Little Rock
Address - 901 Calhoun
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203
Call - (501) 374-5882
Clients include the homeless and very low income. Boxes of food from the pantry are combined with personal hygiene items or maybe an article of clothing.

First Christian Church - Little Rock
Location - 1500 North Mississippi Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72207
Call the charity at (501) 225-5656
Will assist Pulaski County residents regardless of faith.

Geyer Springs First Baptist Church
12400 Interstate 30
Little Rock, Arkansas 72210
(501) 455-3474
The food bank is open limited hours. Clients can also be given a small snack/meal when donations allow.





Greater Grace Baptist Church
Church address - 8819 Lew Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209
Telephone number of food bank - (501) 565-3579
Call for meals, perishable items, and information on social service programs.

Greater South Temple Cogic
2623 South Arch Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72206
Phone number is (501) 374-7101

Helping Hands - Little Rock
Address: 1601 Marshall Street
Little Rock, AR 72203
Phone: (501) 372-4388
One of the leading charity organizations in the Little Rock region. Have information on a number of low income programs, social services, food banks, and education classes.

Holy Temple
Church address - 1322 Pulaski Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 375-5804

Immanuel Baptist Church
10500 West Markham Street, Building 107
Little Rock, Arkansas 72211
Phone number of church - (501) 376-3071

Immanuel Outreach Church
1123 Welch Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 541-3605
A soup kitchen is also on site. The pantry may have baby formula, free groceries, paper products, and more.

Jackson Memorial Church Of God In Christ
5515 Brown Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
(501) 897-1194

Lewis Street Church Of Christ
Address of food pantry: 2716 Lewis Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
For information, dial (501) 666-2074

Lifeline Baptist Church
Church address - 7601 Baseline Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72209
Call - (501) 565-3469







Little Rock Compassion Center
3618 West Roosevelt
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 296-911
Applications to The Emergency Food Assistance Program, Meals on Wheels for seniors, and other support is offered.

Mercy Ministries
Location - 1900 Nichols Road
Little Rock, AR 72205
Main number - (501) 225-8500
Everything from emergency boxes of food to canned goods or holiday meals may be served.

Mosaic Church Of Central Arkansas
Address - 6420 Colonel Glenn Road, Suite 1
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
(501) 562-3336
The pantry is stocked with items (canned goods, milk, fruits) and more for the working poor.

Mount Zion Baptist Church
Address is 908 Cross Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
(501) 374-5832

New Hope Community Outreach
1851 Howard Street
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 376-2164
A number of monetary and non-financial assistance programs are run, including access to a clothing closet, food pantry, and other forms of aid.

St Andrew United Methodist Church
Address is 4600 Baseline Rd
Little Rock, AR 72209
Phone: (501) 562-1891
There is a free food pantry on site for members of the immediate community. Groceries, pasta, cereal, and other items may be offered.

Positive Living
1609 South Broadway Street
Little Rock, AR 72214
(501) 407-9040

Quapaw United Methodist Church Food Pantry (Stone Soup)
1601 South Louisiana Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72206
Call the soup kitchen at (501) 375-1600
Christmas meals, small boxes of food, blankets for the homeless and referrals are given.





Sandstone Drive Church Of Christ
13300 Sandstone Drive
Little Rock, AR 72206
Phone: (501) 888-4127
If an applicant meets criteria, a free box of food is available.

Second Baptist Church - John Barrow Little Rock
1709 John Barrow Road
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 223-2323
A free, emergency food pantry is on site. Cereal, pasta, sauce, fruits, meats, dairy and other groceries may be given to the low income and needy.

Solid Rock Baptist Church
Location - 5305 Mabelvale Pike
Little Rock, Arkansas 72209
Church food pantry phone number is (501) 565-7206

Temple Baptist Church - Manna From Heaven Food Pantry
Address is - 10710 Interstate 30
Little Rock, Arkansas 72209
Main phone - (501) 565-4966
The charity may have groceries, baby formula, paper goods (like toilet paper), fresh fruits and more. Call the church for hours and application process.

The Salvation Army - Little Rock Area Command
1111 West Markham Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Telephone: (501) 374-9296
Offers a clothing closet, emergency food aid, and information on public assistance too. They also pass out free holiday meals in Pulaski County.

Unto Others - Saint John Baptist Church
2501-2701 South Main Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72206
(501) 372-1751
Provides meals, perishable items, and other aid to Pulaski Arkansas residents.

White Memorial United Methodist Church
Church address - 2801 South Wolfe Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
Dial (501) 371-0339 to reach the pantry or food distribution center.

Amboy Community Food Pantry
100 Auburn Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Phone: (501) 753-2777
There is food, including for seniors, children, and the disadvantaged.

Divine Truth Ministry
Location - 510 East 49th Street
North Little Rock, AR 72117
Dial (501) 231-6415
A little charity for the northern Pulaski Community. Food, hot meals, hygiene items, and more. Volutneers are always needed.

Firm Foundation Ministries
Address - 2200 East Broadway Street
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72117
Telephone: (501) 945-7412

Hamilton Boys & Girls Club
400 North Palm
North Little Rock, AR 72114
(501) 945-3162
Children and students can receive a snack, including the weekend backpack meal program.

Harvest Interde Ministry
Address of ministry - 1423 Moss Street
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72117
Dial the center at (501) 374-2955





Mccabe Chapel United Methodist Church
Address - 1523 North Pine Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114
(501) 375-8078

Park Hill Christian Church
4400 Jfk Boulevard
North Little Rock, AR 72116
(501) 753-1109

Pulaski County community action
They help the poor, immigrants, seniors, and low income get food. Whether it is help in applying for SNAP food stamps to USDA free school lunch program, assistance is offered. There are also grants, job programs, and various short and long term food assistance programs offered. More on Central Arkansas Development assistance programs.

Potluck - Food Rescue For Arkansans
621 West Broadway
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
(501) 371-0303

The Salvation Army - North Little Rock Corps
Location - 1505 West 18Th Street
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
Call the Salvation Army of Pulaski County at (501) 758-7297
They may offer the most assistance in the area.

Roland Crisis Closet
Maple And Highway 300, Natural Steps
Roland, AR 72135
Dial - (501) 868-520

Central Baptist Church Of North Little Rock Food Pantry
8103 Carnegie Drive
Sherwood, Arkansas 72120
(501) 771-1125

First Christian Church Food Pantry
Location - 2803 East Keilh Avenue
Sherwood, AR 72120-3243
Phone number to dial for hours is (501) 835-5505
This non-profit will also try to deliver food or a meal to the disabled or homebound.

New Zion Temple Cogic
8228 Hills Road
Sherwood, Arkansas 72120
Telephone: (501) 834-8054
When out of all other options, some canned goods or fresh foods may be given.

Slyvan Hills Community Church
Address - 8019 Highway 107
Sherwood, Arkansas 72120
(501) 835-1612

City Of Wrightsville
1302 Highway 365
Wrightsville, Arkansas 72183
Dial - (501) 897-4547

Angel Food Ministries of Pulaski County Arkansas - This program provides lower priced groceries. Families can save possibly up to 50% on their food and monthly grocery bill.  All the items provided are high quality, and can include fresh fruits, frozen food, meats, breads, vegetables, and more. There is no cost to sign up, and the program is run by the non-profits in Little Rock and Pulaski referenced below. Some of the locations may also have a food bank or other assistance offered.

  • Hope Lutheran Church, 1904 Mcarthur Drive, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076, (501) 982-1333
  • Military Road Baptist Church, 2101 Old Military Road, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076, (501) 985-8198
  • Central Church Of Christ, 23 West 6Th Street, Little Rock, AR 72201, (501) 374-2039
  • Hebron Baptist Church, 18715 Kanis Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72223, (501) 568-7711
  • Cedar Heights Baptist Church, 14502 Cedar Heights Road, North Little Rock, AR 72118, (501) 351-1180
  • Toltec Baptist Church, 1139 Toltec Road, Scott, AR 72142, (501) 961-2009





  • Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 5508 Macarthur Drive, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118, (501) 772-1584

Find more Pulaski County Arkansas food assistance programs

Many other soup kitchens, food pantries, and low income programs are available in the Little Rock area and surrounding county. Whether it is a soup kitchen or another nearby pantry, or government aid such as applications to USDA food stamps or summer meals for children, struggling families can get help from a free food program near them.. Dial 501.565.8121 for more referrals.


By Jon McNamara

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