Local Restaurants Kick Off "Restaurants Give Back" Holiday Food Drive for Little Rock School District Students

Group aims to provide food for students in need while out of school for the holidays

LITTLE ROCK – The Little Rock Kitchen Cabinet, a group of local restaurant owners and operators, joined Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore Thursday to kick off the “Restaurants Give Back” food drive aimed at ensuring students in the District have plenty to eat while out of school for the upcoming holiday break.  Participating restaurants will serve as drop-off locations for food items December 9 – December 15.

“Unfortunately, we know that for many of our students, the breakfast and lunch they receive at school may be the only meal they get during the day,” said Poore.  “We want to make sure that for the two weeks they are out of school for the holidays, they have food items they can prepare at home.  We are grateful for our Little Rock restaurant partners and to their patrons throughout our community for stepping up to the plate to help with this important effort during such a busy time of year,” he added.

 “Our restaurant, and our other Kitchen Cabinet restaurant members are thrilled to partner with the Little Rock School District for ‘Restaurants Give Back,’” said Capi Peck, owners of Trio’s restaurant.  “We know this is a major need for students in our community, and we are always in awe of our customers’ generosity for such important causes – especially this time of year,” said Peck.

See attached "Restaurants Give Back Poster".

Below is a list of needed items, along with participating local restaurants that will serve as drop-off locations December 9 – December 15.  Representatives from the designated schools will assist with delivering the items to students prior to the holiday break. 

Top Ten Needs List

  • Canned Meats/Fish/Poultry
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned/Packaged Meals
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauces
  • Cereal
  • Soups
  • 100% Juices

(Monetary donations are accepted, as well – please ask the restaurant for details.)