Commodity distributions in Jonesboro and Caraway for Craighead County are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday or until food supplies are gone. The distributions will take place on a first come, first served basis at the Parker Community Center, 1522 N. Church St. in Jonesboro and The Caraway Housing Authority, 325 Missouri St. These will be drive-through events.
According to Keith Livesay, USDA coordinator for the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, persons receiving the USDA food must reside in Craighead County. Recipients must also meet the income guidelines that have been set for the emergency food assistance program.
At the time of the distribution, recipients 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.
To pick up food items for a shut-in, elderly person or other qualified household, the person picking up the food must have a signed authorization slip with the listed information for the food recipient included.
Case workers picking up for large groups must make prior arrangements with Livesay.
For more information contact Livesay at 870-932-3663.