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White County food banks and pantries.

Hundreds of families in White County turn to emergency food pantries on a monthly basis. Many of the clients of these non-profits are households with children or seniors. No matter the applicants age, race, or religion groceries or a hot meal may be served by a food bank in Searcy Arkansas.

The key objective of the food pantries is to help in an emergency. But they may also offer long term support as well. Some of the programs may be as follows.

  • Free groceries, both canned and perishable fruits or vegetables.
  • Soup kitchens in White County Arkansas may serve Thanksgiving or Holiday meals.
  • Centers may also offer personal hygiene items, household supplies, and similar items.
  • Low cost Meals on Wheels may help the disabled or elderly.

The long term support is mostly offered by case managers. They will help low income families apply for mostly state or federal aid such as SNAP food stamps or WIC vouchers. So several resources are available in White County for preventing hunger.

Central Baptist Church
PO Box 226
Bald Knob, Arkansas 72010
Call (501) 724-5316

New Bethel General Baptist Church
Address is 739 Highway 167 North
Bald Knob, AR 72010
(501) 724-6326
A small free food pantry is on site. Families from the parish may receive a box of groceries, hot meal, or maybe a small Christmas gift for a child.

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Food Bank
Bald Knob, AR 72010
(501) 724-6139




Beebe Christian Outreach Center
Location: 110 East Center Street
Beebe, Arkansas 72012
(501) 882-3342
White County residents of all faiths can stop by for free food and assistance.

Crosspoint Ministries
805 Highway 64 West
Beebe, AR 72012
(501) 882-7766
A food bank and soup kitchen are on site.

Mount Arratt Baptist Church
Address is 908 North Beech Street
Beebe, AR 72012
For hours, call (501) 985-1729

Higginson Baptist Church
211 Walker Street
Higginson, Arkansas 72068
(501) 742-3684
Volunteers collect donated surplus food and perishable items from stores and restaurants in White County. The items are sorted into boxes and the food is for children, senior citizens, and the unemployed, among others.

Whitey Lane Family Worship House Of Hope
Address is 1215 Whitney Lane
Kensett, AR 72082
(501) 742-3789
The food pantry also has a Meals on Wheels service for shut ins. The food bank is only open the third Thursday of each month in White County.

First Baptist Church Mcrae
Main address is 701 East 2nd Street
Mc Rae, Arkansas 72102
(501) 726-3532
The charity is a member of the Arkansas Food bank Network. Meats, cereals, baby formula, and even clothing or diapers may be offered for infants and children.





College Church Of Christ - His House
Main address: 712 East Race Street
Searcy, Arkansas 72143
Main phone number is (501) 268-7156

Complete In Christ Church
Highway 36 West
Searcy, AR 72143
Dial (501) 279-3040
A soup kitchen, pantry, and other services are available for the working poor.

Good Samaritan Center Of White County
Address: 1512 West Park Street
Searcy, AR 72143
Phone number is (501) 279-3642
Various emergency assistance is available. This includes funds for electric bills, free food, Adopt a Family Christmas meals and gifts, and applications to SNAP food stamps.

His House Food Bank
Location is 421 North Grand Street
Searcy, Arkansas 72143
Main phone number is (501) 268-7156

His House Loaves & Fishes Project
900 North Main Street
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 268-5383
Social services from the White County Charity range from clothing to transportation of seniors to an emergency food pantry.




West Point Baptist Church
Address is Highway 36 East
West Point, Arkansas 72178
(501) 742-5305

For additional locations and food assistance programs, dial 501.565.8121. Whether it is a weekend backpack full of snacks for children or food from a pantry, more resources are offered.


By Jon McNamara

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