Harvest Regional Food Bank receives $30K Donation

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Harvest Regional Food Bank in Texarkana, Arkansas received a thirty thousand dollar donation Monday.

The money is courtesy of the ‘Blue & You Foundation’ and will support the food bank’s mobile pantry program.

The program provides food directly to communities with the fewest options for those in need.  Food bank officials said the money will provide food for about fourteen thousand people.  Harvest Regional Food Bank Board President Mike Ingram said, “Very much needed, especially at this time .. the holidays have come past and so now this’ll really come in handy for our mobile pantry.” 

Rebecca Pittillo represented Blue Cross & Blue Shield at the event.  She said, “This is one way that we really feel like you know, helping the food banks do what they’re doing can change lives.”  Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield established the foundation in 2001.

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