By Ed Nicholson Dede Peters had an idea. Dede, owner of Fayetteville’s ddp gallery, decided to recruit artists from among the community she had helped support to create works of art on and with grocery bags. The works were then sold, with the major portion of the proceeds going to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. Dede called us to see if we would [...]
By Elise Mitchell As Ed mentioned in his post earlier this week, the donation last Saturday to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank received a lot of positive media coverage and helped bring to light the hard work of many volunteers. We’ve posted some of those stories here from our local TV stations KFSM, KHOG and KNWA and appreciate their coverage [...]
By Susan Brockway I pose this question before I even begin, because unlike one or two years ago, things are not as easy, and need a quick solution. I am a board member of a Feeding America member food bank. My fellow board members, staff, volunteers and I are constantly looking for ways to bring more food into the pipeline. [...]
A Tyson/LULAC donation in San Antonio By Ed Nicholson For the next few days, northwest Arkansas will be hosting the national board of directors of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) for their quarterly meeting. They’ll spend some of their time at Tyson headquarters tomorrow, part of which will be devoted to a truckload food donation [...]
Here’s a collection of video from the 2009 Lift Up America donation with the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. 89 student athletes, 39 northwest Arkansas non-profit agencies, a 35 lb. truckload of Tyson products came together on one clear, cold Ozark Saturday morning. It was fun and rewarding.
Rodger Hunter, the Student Life Coordinator for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks athletic program is a heck of a guy. Rodger works hard to get student athletes involved in the community. To put them in places where they need to be, and keep them out of places they don’t. Today, Rodger helped bring an amazing 85 Razorback athletes to Don Reynolds [...]
Most folks around Arkansas know London Crawford as being an outstanding receiver, and part of what has been known as the "play of the year," a 24-yard touchdown pass in the last 22 seconds, that pulled Arkansas ahead of LSU in the final game of the 2008 season. But today, London made another outstanding play, interviewing a member of an agency of [...]
University of Arkansas football players helping donate 35K lbs. of Tyson products at a Lift Up America donation, January 24, 2009.
By Ed Nicholson A cold morning at Don Reynolds Stadium Today we’re live-blogging from the University of Arkansas’s Don Reynold’s stadium, where we’re partnering with the Arkansas Razorbacks, and Lift Up America to distribute a truckload of Tyson products to agencies of the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. We have Tyson chairman, John Tyson, UofA athletic director, Jeff Long, Dave Hannah, [...]