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.

Christie Jordan, CEO of the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, said the number of people requesting emergency food assistance is still high.

“We are grateful to the Craighead County Community Foundation for their support in helping us provide food assistance to families at risk of hunger,” said Jordan. “Nothing can measure what it means to help people take control of their lives during these times of uncertainty.”

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.