Be MIGHTY
Eat. Play. Learn. LITTLE ROCK

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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 Orgel directly sees 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 Orgel, Youth Services Coordinator

Help ensure that every kid in Little Rock has access to enough food to live an active, healthy life.  Get involved today.

Meal Sites (June 3 – August 14, 2024)

  • Children’s Library, 4800 W. 10th Street, Little Rock – Mon-Fri, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Dee Brown Library, 6325 Baseline Road, Little Rock – Mon-Fri, 1pm-2pm
  • Mini-Main Library, 401 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock – Mon-Fri, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Maumelle Library, 10 Lake Pointe Road, Maumelle – Mon-Fri, 12pm-1pm
  • McMath Library, 2100 John Barrow Road, Little Rock – Mon-Fri, 12pm-1pm
  • Nixon Library, 703 W. Main Street, Jacksonville – Mon-Fri, 11am-12pm
  • Rooker Library, 11 Otter Creek Court, Little Rock – Mon-Fri, 12pm-1pm
  • Sanders Library, 10200 Johnson Road, Sherwood – Mon-Fri, 111am-12pm
  • Terry Library, 2015 Napa Valley Road, Little Rock – Mon-Fri, 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Williams Library, 1800 S. Chester Street, Little Rock – Mon-Fri, 1pm-2pm

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 requirements here.

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, and select “Be Mighty Meal Program” under Outreach.

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 RockCentral Arkansas Library SystemArkansas Hunger Relief AllianceAdClub Little Rock, and Little Rock School District.

For More Information

Jessica Frazier-Emerson
Project Coordinator

Central Arkansas Library System
Children’s Library
4800 W. 10th St
Little Rock, AR 72204
Office: 501.320.5775
jdfrazieremerson@cals.org