Harrison Elementary Schools Hold Change Drives to Reduce Hunger

Thursday, April 12 at 07:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Three Harrison, Ark. elementary schools will hold change drives to raise money for the school district’s backpack program. Skyline Elementary will hold a change drive April 9-13; Woodland Heights and Eagle Heights will hold change drives April 16-20. 

Backpack programs provide snacks for students on weekends and holidays, times when they don’t have access to school meal programs and when they may face food insecurity at home. 

The change drives are one of many grassroots efforts in North Central Arkansas that are taking place in support of Arvest Bank’s 8th Annual 1 Million Meals campaign. The campaign challenges Arvest associates, customers and the general public to contribute nonperishable food items or monetary donations at any Arvest Bank location to help reduce food insecurity in local communities. 

In 2017, the 1 Million Meals campaign provided 1.8 million meals to local food partners across the four-state area Arvest serves. Since the campaign began in 2011, Arvest has donated more than 11.4 million meals. 

To learn more about 1 Million Meals or for information on additional ways to donate, visit arvest.com/millionmeals

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Harrison

Arvest Bank to Host Free Shred-A-Thon in Harrison, Ark.

Wednesday, April 04 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank and Shred-It will host a free Shred-a-Thon for the Harrison community on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arvest Bank branch located at 1402 Hwy 62-65 North at the corner of Hester Drive.The Harrison community is invited to bring personal documents that need to be disposed of properly to reduce the risk of having confidential information compromised and their identity stolen. 

“Consumers need to take advantage of every safety measure possible when it comes to protecting their identity, both digitally and with printed documents,” said Scott Tennyson, market president for Arvest Bank in Harrison. “Our annual Shred-a-Thon provides our community with a trusted resource for shredding documents, while also protecting the environment through recycling.”

Document shredding will take place on-site, so residents can be assured that personal information has been destroyed. The event is free, but monetary donations will be accepted to support Ozark Share and Care, a local hunger relief organization, to help feed hungry families in the Harrison community.

The Shred-A-Thon is one of several projects Arvest Bank is holding to help fight hunger in Boone County, as part of the bank’s annual 1 Million Meals campaign that lasts through June 2. As part of the 1 Million Meals campaign, Arvest encourages associates, customers and the general public to drop off nonperishable food items or monetary donations at any Arvest Bank branch across the four-state area the bank serves. The goal is to collect the equivalent of one million meals across the bank’s footprint to reduce food insecurity in local communities. All donations to the campaign remain local.

During the past two years, a total of 17,175 pounds of paper have been destroyed at the Shred-a-Thon and cash donations on-site provided 10,827 meals to those who receive food through Ozark Share and Care.

Refreshments will be available at the Shred-a-Thon while supplies last and radio station 102.9 “The Z” will broadcast on-site from 10 a.m. to noon. 

There is a limit of five boxes per household for shredding.

Tags: Arkansas, Harrison

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