Tuesday proclaimed National Service Recognition Day

Photo: Jeff Quick, food bank CEO; Tim Riggs, food bank COO; Jimmy Martin, food bank Produce & Healthy Foods Initiative coordinator;  Janie Austin, food bank Cooking Matters Program coordinator; Amy Malaczewski, food bank Volunteer Program coordinator; Mountain Home Mayor Hillrey Adams. Martin, Austin and Malaczewski are AmeriCorps members.

Mountain Home Mayor Hillrey Adams has proclaimed Tuesday National Service Recognition Day highlighting the volunteer service of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas’ AmeriCorps team.

AmeriCorps participants Janie Austin, Amy Malaczewski and Jimmy Martin are serving at the food bank and addressing the most pressing challenges facing individuals and families living in poverty in the community. These volunteer service members have committed a year of service to the food bank and communities across North Central Arkansas, through providing education to food bank clients, increasing agricultural and nutrition opportunities to reduce hunger, and providing volunteer recruitment for hunger relief organizations across the nine counties served by the food bank.

AmeriCorps members serve in more than 50,000 locations across the country bolstering programs and organizations that are vital to our economic and social well-being. These national service participants increase the impact of the organizations they serve both through their direct services and by managing additional volunteers. AmeriCorps programs are designed to focus on engaging citizens, improving lives, and strengthening communities.

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