JONESBORO — A commodity distribution for Craighead County is scheduled for Feb. 3 at the Parker Community Center, 1522 N. Church St. in Jonesboro and Caraway Housing Authority, 325 Missouri St. in Caraway.
Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. until noon or until food supplies are gone. This will be a drive-thru distribution.
According to Keith Livesay, USDA Coordinator for the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, persons receiving the USDA food must reside in Craighead County and must also meet the income guidelines that have been set for the emergency food assistance program.
At the time of the distribution, information cards will be filled out for all recipients.
They will need to provide their name, address, family size and combined monthly income of the household. An appropriate form of identification such as a driver’s license, Social Security card or picture identification card must be shown.
The same information will be required in the form of an authorization slip signed by the person who will be using the food, for anyone picking up food for a shut-in, elderly person or other qualifying households.
Caseworkers picking up for large groups must make prior arrangements with Livesay by contacting him at the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, 870-932-3663.