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With A Can, We Can


Fayetteville mayor Lioneld Jordan is taking a proactive approach to help keep area food banks stocked. The mayor rolled out the “With a Can, We Can” program this week that set up drop-off locations for canned food donations. 

You can drop donations at: City Hall, 113 W. Mountain St., PEG Building, 101 W. Rock St., Parks and Recreation offices, 1455 S. Happy Hollow Road, at the Mayor’s table at the Saturday Farmer’s market and on the first weekend of the month at all city fire stations.

Our tips on how to contribute to the program: Get in the habit of making a monthly can drop, or even weekly, if you can. 

There are fire stations in every neighborhood and they are open 24 hours a day. Find out where the station is in your neighborhood and make it a point to drop cans there the first weekend of each month. 

Those who work in downtown can drop cans at City Hall or the PEG Center, both are right the square. Saturday Farmers Market goers, can make it a habit to take a can with them in their market bag. The Park offices are convenient to those in southeast Fayetteville. 

According to the Northwest Arkansas United Way, Benton and Washington Counties rank second in Arkansas in the number of people living in poverty. The agency estimates that by 2015 NWA will top the list.

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