The Arvest Foundation recently donated $50,000 to Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, a local nonprofit organization that helps reduce food insecurity by providing an affordable and credible food source to their partner agencies in four surrounding Northwest Arkansas counties.

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During the outbreak of COVID-19, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank is continuing to serve the needs of those in the community who face food insecurity. The organization is working closely with local and state officials, Feeding America and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to make sure their response is fast, efficient and effective. Northwest Arkansas Food Bank is also coordinating directly with schools to eliminate any duplication of services to ensure an efficient and collaborative response to any food insecurities across Northwest Arkansas.

“We are deeply appreciative of this generous donation. It is another example of how Arvest is working to make Northwest Arkansas a better place to live,” said Kent Eikenberry, president and CEO of Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. “We will use this to help feed our neighbors in need.”

“There are so many organizations doing wonderful work during these troubling times,” said Kent Williamson, market president of Arvest Bank in Springdale. “While Northwest Arkansas is very blessed, there are also many in our community who are wondering where their next meal will come from. Northwest Arkansas Food Bank is a leader in providing food to those that need it. We are so thankful for the service Northwest Arkansas Food Bank offers to the public and we are thrilled to be able to help them carry out their mission.”

For information on the services provided by Northwest Arkansas Food Bank or how to donate, visit