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SENATOR IRVIN CONTINUES AS CO-CHAIR OF HUNGER CAUCUS
LITTLE ROCK, AR (March 27, 2014 )−The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance is proud to announce that Senator Missy Thomas Irvin (R-18) has agreed to continue her service as Senate Co-Chair of the Arkansas Legislative Hunger Caucus.
In this capacity, Sen. Irvin has supported Serving up Solutions, an annual event co-sponsored by the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and the Legislative Hunger Caucus. The senator has been a long-time supporter of a number of pantries in her district as well as Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry, a program that gives hungers the opportunity to donate their dressed deer and other game to local food pantries around the state through an annual check-off.
Senator Irvin supported two important bills in the 2013 legislative session that allowed hunger relief agencies to purchase state surplus equipment, and she voted to fund the Arkansas Meals for Achievement pilot grant program. Senator Irvin said the "variety of empowerment programs supported by the Alliance helps many children and seniors across our district, and Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry offers Arkansas deer hunters a great way to support their local food pantries."
The Alliance is grateful to Senator Irvin for her leadership in the area of food insecurity, and we look forward to working with her and other members of the Arkansas legislature to help end hunger in Arkansas.
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Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, lead partner in Arkansas for the No Kid Hungry campaign, is a non-profit collaborative network of more than 400 hunger relief organizations across Arkansas. Our founding members include the Arkansas Foodbank in Little Rock, the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas in Jonesboro, Harvest Texarkana Regional Food Bank in Texarkana, Food Bank of North Central Arkansas in Norfork, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank in Bethel Heights and River Valley Regional Food Bank in Fort Smith who are dedicated to reducing hunger through direct relief, education and advocacy. We invite you to visit www.ARhungeralliance.org
for details on hunger relief programs and volunteer opportunities.