Ingathering (November 18)

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Little Rock, Arkansas
November 18, 2017
8 AM - 12 PM

The first “Consciousness Raising Event on Hunger,” was held November 12-13, 1977 on the Hendrix College campus with more than 200 individuals in attendance. That event is considered to be the first of what is now known as Ingathering and 40 years later Ingathering is the single largest group event held at the Arkansas Foodbank.

This year’s Ingathering is scheduled for Saturday, November 18 from 8 am – Noon at the Arkansas Foodbank, 4301 West 65th Street in Little Rock.  According to organizers, there will be even more activities for the volunteers to do: receiving and sorting relief supply kits, boxing up sweet potatoes, packaging meals for the Foodbank’s Food for Kids and Food for Seniors programs, affixing labels to produce packaging and more.

Groups and individuals may go online to register at to register for one of two shifts: 8 am – 10 am; or 10 am – noon.  This year, special Ingathering tshirts and sweatshirts may be purchased online at the time of registration.  As a reminder, the Foodbank has safety regulations which require volunteers be at least 8 years of age.  Also a 5 to one child to adult ratio is required to meet Safe Sanctuaries requirements.

Rules and Guidelines to Follow
 Per The AR Foodbank, all persons under the age of 18 MUST have their waivers signed only by their parent or guardian. 

 Per The AR Foodbank, all volunteers MUST be age 8 or older.

Safe Sanctuary guidelines require 1 adult for every 5 youth.

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