What is Be Mighty Little Rock?
Be Mighty Little Rock is a citywide campaign to connect kids and teens 18 and under to free meals.
Various activities are offered at meal sites to help children stay active and learn. Such activities may include reading or exercise programs, cooking classes and games, among others. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of this free and much-needed resource for their children. Community based organizations such as churches and nonprofits are invited to join the campaign by starting a meal site or volunteering with an existing program.
Summer meals will be offered at schools, libraries, parks, splash pads, community centers, and other sites. Some sites offer breakfast and lunch; others offer dinner or a snack. The campaign is made possible through the CHAMPS grant from the National League of Cities (NLC) and Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).
A grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) will provide free METRO passes to over 2,500 kids and teens, who need transportation to access summer meals. Riders under 11 will be provided a pass for themselves and a guardian. Passes may be reserved online and picked up at a Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) branch. NRPA, NLC, and FRAC work in partnership with the Walmart Foundation.
Our goal is for every kid and teen in Little Rock to have the resources needed to Be Mighty. Parents, teachers, and friends we cannot do this without your help. Get involved today. EAT. PLAY. LEARN. LITTLE ROCK.