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2013 Protein, Produce, and Pennies Food Drive Proved Beneficial

11/05/2013

The third annual Protein, Produce and Pennies food drive that kicked off on October 5th and ran throughout the month of October collected 595 pounds of dry goods and 833.5 pounds of fresh produce, for a total of 1428.5 pounds!  The dry goods have been donated to Northwest Arkansas Hunger Relief and the Fayetteville Public Schools Outback pantry, and the fresh produce was donated to local community meal kitchens.   Protein was a major item donated in this community food drive, and protein is one of the most efficient and long-lasting energy sources that the human body can utilize.  The average person needs 6-8 ounces per day.  Fresh produce is often lacking in the diet of those who are food insecure. Feed Fayetteville works to ensure that all community members have access to fresh healthy foods.

The City of Fayetteville, Feed Fayetteville, Fayetteville Farmers’ Market, and First Security Bank thank everyone who participated in this year’s Protein, Produce, and Pennies food drive and thank the community for all you do throughout the year to support food security in our community and surrounding communities.  Together we can make an impact on hunger in our community.  The 1428.5 pounds of food from this year’s event is appreciated and will benefit many.