Food Distribution Program

What is the Food Distribution Program?

Many low to moderate income families struggle to keep food on their tables due to the escalating cost of basic items. The Food Distribution Program was established to help people in need get access to USDA donated nutritious foods in an effort to ameliorate hunger across the Hot Springs and Garland County community.

Emergency Food Assistance Program

The Emergency Food Assistance Program is a federal program designed to provide supplemental foods to eligible households whose income is below 125% of the poverty guidelines or who qualify for SNAP, LIHEAP, Families First, Supplement Security Income, or documented residence in public housing.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is a federal program that targets low-income seniors in Arkansas, 60 years of age or older, to help supplement their diets by providing them with commodities and nutrition information at no cost.

Income Eligibility Guideline

The Emergency Food Assistance Program
1 $365 $493 $18,954
2 $493 $1,580 $25,636
3 $622 $2,694 $32,318
4 $750 $3,250 $39,000
5 $879 $3,807 $45,682
6 $1,007 $4,364 $52,364
7 $1,136 $4,921 $59,046
8 $1,264 $5,478 $65,728
Each additional family member: + $129 +$557 + $5,140
The above income guidelines are based on 130% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Food Items

Food items for distribution in Garland County that include but are not limited to:

Distribution Schedule

Food Pantry:  Weekly
Commodities: Quarterly

Distribution Location

Community Services Office of Arkansas 2254 Albert Pike Road Hot Springs, Arkansas, 71913


If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at (501) 624-5724 or via email