NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (First Assembly of God Church) - The First Assembly of God Church in North Little Rock, pastored by Reverend Rod Loy, launched a 10-week campaign to feed hungry children in xentral Arkansas on Feb. 1, 2015.
According to recent studies by child hunger experts:
· Arkansas is the hungriest state in America. Last year, 21.2 percent of households were at risk of hunger.
· 111,771 students in Arkansas qualify for free lunch (23.5 percent of all school children). For many of them, the only full meal they get is at school.
· 1 in 5 school children in Arkansas don’t have an adequate meal when they go home at night.
· 28.4 percent of children in Arkansas are food insecure – meaning consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources.