JONESBORO — The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas recently announced that a grant it received from the Arkansas Community Foundation, totaling $3,500, will be used to provide emergency food assistance through drive-thru mobile pantry food distributions to families in Craighead County.

An additional grant, totaling $1,315, was received from the Community Foundation of Cross County for a drive-thru mobile pantry food distribution in that county.

Christie Jordan, CEO of the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, expressed her gratitude to the Craighead and Cross county foundations for their support in helping provide food assistance to families at risk of hunger.

“Nothing can measure what it means to help people take control of their lives during these times of uncertainty,” Jordan said.

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas provides hunger relief to people in need by raising awareness, securing resources and distributing food through a network of nonprofit agencies and programs. It provides the equivalent of 119,000 meals each week to people facing hunger.

The Food Bank works in partnership with 140 nonprofit partner agencies and programs in 12 counties in Northeast Arkansas including Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, Randolph, St. Francis and Woodruff. Additionally, it is a member of Feeding America, a national network of food banks.