Students in Bergman School District in Arkansas Raise 3,000 Meals for the Hungry

Thursday, May 18 at 06:35 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Campaign in Boone County, Ark. supports 1 Million Meals initiative.

HARRISON, Ark. – Students and teachers in the Bergman School District recently raised $600.10 during a one-week campaign to help reduce hunger in North Central Arkansas. 

The fundraiser was in support of Arvest Bank’s 1 Million Meals initiative, a two-month food and funds drive to collect the equivalent of one million meals for local food partners across the four-state area Arvest serves. In Boone County, all donations made to the 1 Million Meals campaign benefit Ozark Share and Care.  
Students held a “Crazy Hat Day” and asked for donations to the campaign in order to participate. Teachers had the opportunity to participate in a Jeans Day in exchange for a donation. 

“This is a wonderful contribution from these students and their teachers and we appreciate their commitment to help us reduce hunger in our area,” said Scott Tennyson, market president for Arvest Bank in Harrison. “Every dollar provides five meals for those who are hungry so their donation translates into three thousand meals!”

Residents of North Central Arkansas can participate in Arvest Bank’s 1 Million Meals campaign through June 3 by donating nonperishable food items or monetary donations at any Arvest Bank location in the area. For additional information, visit

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, North Central Arkansas, Press Release
Kim Umber on 5/18/2017 at 6:45 PM
Bergman is my school and my parents and my grandparents all attended here. So proud of all of them for giving out to others. Wow 3000 is huge
Steven Bradshaw on 5/18/2017 at 9:13 PM
This has been such a great place for our girls to grow up. Way to go Bergman!
Joel Parks on 5/23/2017 at 7:32 PM
so glad to help with this!

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