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Saline County free food pantries.

Benton Arkansas area families and residents of Saline County can get help from a free food pantry or soup kitchen near them. Several churches, charities, and non-profits in the region provide free groceries, holiday meals (Christmas and Thanksgiving), food items, and other support to low income families. The food can be fresh items, such as fruits or vegetables, or canned goods. It will depend on donations and the availability of supplies. Find details on the food banks and meal sites below, or scroll down to the bottom of the page for more details on local Hunger Prevention Programs.

Churches play an active role in helping the low income and poor in Saline County. Regardless of your religion, programs may be offered for struggling families, children, senior citizens, and others. If a pantry can't meet your needs then they may be able to refer you to other resources, both state of Arkansas and federal government assistance.

Alexander First Baptist Church
Location - 15320 Alexander Road
Alexander, Arkansas 72002
Phone number is (501) 455-1263
A pantry at this location can provide food assistance to low income families and individuals of limited income in the community.
A second center is at 103 East Elm Street, Benton, AR 72015. Dial (501) 776-2912.

Alexander Seniors and More
Location is 115604 Alexander Road
Alexander, AR 72002
(501) 455-3519
Focuses its programs on senior citizens, people over 55, and their spouses. Some of what is offered in Saline County includes meals on wheels, free lunches and also recreational activities. Or attend workshops that were created to address needs of older individuals.





Avilla Zion Church
Address is 300 Avilla Street
Alexander, AR 72002
(501) 316-1100

Christ Church Of Alexander
Pantry address is 11800 Vimy Ridge Road
Alexander, Arkansas 72002
Call (501) 455-1605 for hours of the pantry.

New Bethel Church Of Christ
Location is 3777 Kruse Loop
Alexander, Arkansas 72002
Call (501) 794-1994

Council on Human Needs, or CJCOHN churches
There are many in Saline County that help the poor, low income, and less fortunate. They may give out fresh produce, Ensure for seniors, canned groceries from the pantry and other support. Or get emergency bags of groceries or free hot meals from the soup kitchen. Many volunteers and fund raisers keep the churches operating. More on Joint Churches Council assistance programs.

Address is 103 E Elm St
Benton, AR
Telephone - (501) 776-2912





Pilgrimage Church Of Deliverance
Address: 201 East Crestside Drive
Alexander, Arkansas 72002
(501) 847-7283
Regardless of religion, may offer free food assistance, groceries, and canned goods to low income and working poor families. Dairy, meat, PB&J, cereal and other groceries may be offered. They also help Spanish speakers and immigrants.

Benton Seventh Day Adventist Church
2615 Lincoln Road
Benton, AR 72015
Main number is (501) 778-0641

Care Center
Main address is 212 West South Street
Benton, Arkansas 72015
(501) 778-5933
A food pantry is located on site. In addition, the non-profit provides a hot meal every Thursday night for those who need help. Or learn how to apply for more mid term support, such as federal government food stamps.

Community Church Alliance Of Benton
Main address is 1800 Dixie Street
Benton, AR 72015
Call the center at (501) 993-2969

Johnson Street Church Of Christ
101 Johnson Street
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 315-9034
Provides fresh or non-perishable food for people in need. Can include breads, rice, meat, baby formula, and more.

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Benton
Pantry is located at 1305 South East Street
Benton, AR 72015
Dial the pantry at (501) 778-1422

Northside Church Of Christ
917 North East Street
Benton, Arkansas 72015
(501) 315-1128
Canned as well as frozen groceries and other support for low income families, children, and seniors in Saline County.





Saline County Salvation Army
Primary address is 129 North Main Street
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 315-1058
As with most Salvation Army programs, a number of resources are available. Includes a free food pantry, clothing closet, and more. Free holiday meals may be served at Thanksgiving or Christmas too. Baby formula and more may be passed out too. Other programs include gifts for children, shelter, and limited financial aid for energy bills. Find more details on Salvation Army area food pantries in Saline County.

Trinity Benton Baptist Church
702 Church Street
Benton, AR 72015
Telephone - (501) 778-9146

Victory Baptist Church
Location - 5386 Highway 67 South
Benton, AR 72015
(501) 315-5005
Low income families in Saline County can get free food or groceries. This can include a box of frozen goods or surplus government commodities.

Bryant First Southern Baptist Church
604 South Reynolds Road
Bryant, AR 72022
(501) 847-3014

Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene Food Pantry
25799 Interstate 30 West
Bryant, Arkansas 72022
(501) 653-2886

Indian Springs Baptist Church
Address - 705 Lora Drive
Bryant, AR 72022
(501) 847-2915
The food bank may have items for low income families. The pantry can be turned to in an emergency situation. The unemployed and others tend to get help.

Cornerstone Baptist
Main address is 210 Woodson Lateral Road
Hensley, AR 72065
(870) 942-9865

East End Baptist Church of Saline County
4701 East End Road
Hensley, AR 72065-9248
Dial (501) 888-2210 for hours of the pantry.





Forest Tower Baptist Church
4303 Grant 53
Hensley, Arkansas 72065
(870) 942-7757
Bags of groceries can be passed out. Depending on donations and resources, fresh fruits, canned goods, and more my be contained.

Additional free food, grocery and meal programs in Saline County Arkansas

For more information on food banks, pantries, or feeding sites near you in Saline County, dial 501.565.8121. In addition, there are government assistance programs like SNAP food stamps, WIC vouchers, or free school meal applications. The disabled and homebound can sign up for Meals on Wheels as well.

By Jon McNamara

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