Food provides kids the nourishment needed to learn and play. In Little Rock, 1 in 5 children may not know where they will get their next meal. Be Mighty is a hub for after-school and summer meal programs in Little Rock. Amanda Ferguson directly see the impact after-school meals have on youth.
“Lots of kids walk over to the library after school and are with us until 7 or 8 at night. We are able to give kids a balanced meal while they enjoy programs at the Library.”- Amanda Ferguson, Head of Youth Services at Main Library
Help ensure that every kid in Little Rock has access to enough food to live an active, healthy life. Get involved today.
Find a Meal Site
Here is a map of the various sites offering meals for youth ages 18 and under.
Be a Hero
Serving meals is easy. Local government agencies, school districts, churches, and private nonprofit organizations can sponsor meal sites, which may be located at schools, community centers, churches, etc. It’s good for the kids and the community when organizations step up to sponsor meals. Learn more about USDA reimbursement rates here: https://bemightylittlerock.org/become-a-meal-site/
Be a Mentor
With your help, youth in Little Rock will be able to eat, play, and learn in a healthy, active, and safe environment. You can volunteer as an individual or with a group. Volunteering with be mighty allows you to see the impact of our programs and the difference they make for the kids we serve. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Complete a volunteer form here: https://bemightylittlerock.org/volunteer/
About the CHAMPS Grant
Little Rock’s Be Mighty campaign is funded by the Walmart Foundation. Cities Combating Hunger Through After-School and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPS) is a partnership between the National League of Cities and the Food Research and Action Center. Under the leadership of City Director, Kathy Webb, the Be Mighty campaign is working to expand after-school and summer meal programs in Little Rock. Local partners include the City of Little Rock, Central Arkansas Library System, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, AdClub Little Rock, and Little Rock School District.
For More Information
Central Arkansas Library System
4800 W. 10th St
Little Rock, AR 72204