Harvest Regional Food Bank presents 28th Annual Taste of Texarkana

Harvest Regional Food Bank

TEXARKANA, USA – Harvest Regional Food Bank is excited to announce the 28th annual Taste of Texarkana on October 22nd at Four States Fair Grounds.  Over 40 food and beverage vendors will be offering samples of their best dishes from 5-8 pm in the main arena.  All proceeds benefit the hunger relief programs of Harvest Regional Food Bank.  Attendees are invited to sample foods from all the vendors to their satisfaction.  Vendors will also be vying for several awards during the night including Best of Taste, Greatest Gourmet, Taster’s Choice, Most Spirit, Crowd Favorite, and Best Theme.

Presenting sponsor for the evening is Dr. Ly and Aaron Gaylor.  Additional sponsors include, TEXAR Federal Credit Union, Ledwell Office Solutions, Phillips Refrigeration, Todd Shores McLarty Ford and Reliance Mechanical Contractors.

VIP tickets are $50 and include reserved seating, entertainment and other perks. VIP tables are also available. Adult tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door) and kids (6-12) are $10 both in advance and at the door. Children 5 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased online at www.harvestregionalfoodbank.org, TEXAR Main Branch on Richmond Avenue, Julie’s Deli & Market, Dot’s Ace Hardware, and Harvest Regional Food Bank.  All proceeds benefit the hunger relief efforts of the Food Bank. For more information call 870-774-1398.

Harvest Regional Food Bank serves over 55,000 individuals in 10 counties each year through a network of over 100 partner agencies, pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens.  Arkansas and Texas consistently rank in the top 10 for the highest incidents of hunger. Nearly 20% of our local residents miss meals due to food insecurity including 1 in 4 children. Harvest works to eliminate hunger through Food Banking, Food Rescue, the Backpack Program, and Mobile Pantry.

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Harvest Regional Food Bank is the food bank serving Bowie Co. Texas as well as the southwestern corner of Arkansas including Miller, Lafayette, Hempstead, Little River, Sevier, Howard, Pike, Nevada and Columbia Counties. As a Feeding America and Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance member, their mission is to eliminate hunger in this region through food distribution and education.  Formed in 1989 as a food rescue organization, Harvest has grown to a full service food bank distribution center providing over 3 million pounds of food in 2018 to over 100 partner hunger relief agencies.  Harvest continues to serve as a food rescue operation, collecting excess prepared foods for local shelters and soup kitchens.  Harvest also operates a backpack program serving 30 campuses as well as providing resources to agencies to operate backpack programs in the districts outside Texarkana.  More information can be found at www.harvestregionalfoodbank.org or by following them on Facebook at facebook.com/harvesttxk.