Free Food for Families

The Central Arkansas Library System is hosting food distributions for families. Each household will receive a box containing 30 pounds of fresh ingredients as well as four recipes that they can use when preparing the items in the box. Using the same recipes, library programmers will record cooking demonstrations. They will upload the videos to YouTube. Each box will have a flyer with the YouTube channel information. Families can go online to view cooking demonstrations and then prepare their meals at home together as a family.   

There is a limited supply and families are required to make a reservation by calling 501-918-3031 (English) or 501-320-5785 (Spanish).  Reservations will open on Monday, December 7, at 9:00 a.m.   Families interested should call to make a reservation between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  Once the reservations are full families will have the option to be put on a waitlist or to receive a follow up email, call, or text about additional food resources.  To be added to our newsletter, please complete this survey.  

Distributions will take place at the following times and locations. 


4:00 TO 5:00 P.M. 

Children’s Library and Learning Center | 4800 W. 10th St. 

McMath Library | 2100 John Barrow Rd. 


11:00 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M. 

Dee Brown Library | 6325 Baseline Dr. 

Williams Library | 1800 Chester St. 

For more information, please contact Kay Kay DeRossette at [email protected]