Home

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.

Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. invites the city of Little Rock to participate in the campaign.

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.

Here’s a link to the THV11 piece featuring Be Mighty Little Rock with Michel Aaron.

Posted by Be Mighty Little Rock on Saturday, December 22, 2018

Recent Posts

SNAP Challenge: Reflection & Resources

Most know Be Mighty to be a meal distribution program. While this has been our focus, we are also expanding our capacity to facilitate nutrition education courses, and conduct food security screenings and referrals. Thanks to the help of our summer Associates, we have taken a big leap forward in our goals to provide greater access to not only food, but also broader food resources.   … Continue reading SNAP Challenge: Reflection & Resources

Engage AR’s Juneteenth Summit

Author: Lily Berry Early last week, two of the Be Mighty Americorps VISTAs, Megan Bellfield and Lily Berry, spent two days in Petit Jean learning about holding constructive conversations, pitching themselves to future programs, and meeting Americorps members from across the state of Arkansas. Though only a short hour’s drive from the Central Arkansas Library … Continue reading Engage AR’s Juneteenth Summit

Summer 2021 Meal Schedule and Locations

Summer Meals start June 1, 2021 and are FREE for kids 18 years old and younger. Summer Meals end August 14, 2021. Monday-Saturday| 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Library locations: Children’s Library and Learning Center located at 4800 W. 10th St.   Dee Brown Library located at 6325 Baseline Dr.  Fletcher Library located at 823 N. Buchanan St.|Fletcher will serve meals from 4:00-5:30 p.m. M-S Main Library located at 100 Rock Street.    Maumelle Library located at 10 Lake … Continue reading Summer 2021 Meal Schedule and Locations

Meet Jasmine Zandi, Be Mighty Little Rock Coordinator

Meet our Canadian, Iranian, American, Hendrix Class of 2020 Alumna, and new Be Mighty Coordinator Jasmine Zandi. Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Zandi has become one of Little Rock’s brightest young leaders to fight the good fight of providing sustainable access to nutritious and affordable food.  Her odyssey to Be Mighty Little Rock started in Conway, … Continue reading Meet Jasmine Zandi, Be Mighty Little Rock Coordinator

More Posts