Farmer's market partners with food bank to provide food for school

The Little Rock Farmer's Market is partnering with the Arkansas Food Bank to stock the school pantry at Wakefield Elementary School.

School pantries operate much like other food pantries, assisting low income families, but school pantries are usually located on school campuses and only serve school children and their families.

Most pantries stock canned, dried and otherwise prepackaged food, but because of the partnership with the farmer's market, patrons and donors will be able to purchase fresh food to donate to the pantry.

Diana Long, Director of River Market Operations, said, "We knew it would be a great fit with our mission of bringing fresh food and community together".