Thousands of Northwest Arkansas children at-risk for weekend hunger can now go to sleep with food in their tummies because of donations from community business partners like Kum & Go. Samaritan Community Center (SCC) is the recipient of a $5000 grant from Kum & Go Giving Back, it was announced recently by Kum & Go.
Did you know…. 1 out of every 5 NWA children face hunger or food insecurity on a regular basis? Did you know…. 38,181 NWA students receive free lunch through the Federal school lunch program? Did you know…. Over 6,000 NWA students in 160 schools receive a SCC SnackPack each Friday to help insure that they
Summer break is starting to wind down, but Samaritan Kids are gearing up for back to school. Getting kids equipped for the school year can be a huge strain on parents who are already living paycheck to paycheck. A backpack filled with school supplies can end up costing parents an average of $150 per child.
Nicholas Vecchio woke up one day and he knew the Peace Corps was calling his name. He just felt inspired to serve in some way. Nicholas said, “My whole purpose for joining the Peace Corps was because I believe that the best thing you can do in life is to live beyond the self and
Blog by Executive Director, Debbie Rambo That Friday morning was just your typical Friday morning when the phone call came in. A client of ours called wanting to speak with one of the social workers. She explained she had a unique request; she wanted to know if we would consider giving her a discount on a wedding
Cheerios and Walmart have teamed up for “Moments of Good” and are traveling the United States paying it forward to communities. Samaritan Community Center was thrilled when the SnackPacks for Kids program was selected as one of the lucky recipients. SFK provides eight healthy snacks to local children who are at-risk for weekend hunger. SCC
It is true a picture is worth a thousand words. As she was discussing a client’s (we’ll call him Jim) ongoing struggle with homelessness recently, our Springdale Lead Social Worker, Martha Newman, shared with the staff a moment of impact she experienced. Martha related that, even after 12 years, Jim has never fully recovered after