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Methodist Family Health – SHARE THE LIGHT

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Fellow Arkansans – neighbors, colleagues and friends – are sharing a light of peace, kindness and generosity that makes The Natural State a little brighter. Inviting Arkansas and Methodist Family Health celebrate individuals who illuminate our community with goodness. Nominate someone today for a future feature that SHINES.

Kathy Webb has devoted much of her life to eliminating food insecurity in Arkansas. She joined the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance Board of Directors in 2005, later became Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance CEO and added the Nutrition Education Program to the diverse resources offered through the organization’s mission fulfillment work. Despite her recent retirement, Kathy remains an ardent advocate for hungry Arkansans and still works closely with the alliance to create meaningful change + policies to address the crisis.

Her experience as a legislator with the Arkansas House of Representatives and vice mayor for the City of Little Rock brought food insecurity into finite focus for Kathy – both personally and professionally. “I’ve been very interested in public policy and hunger issues for a long time – more than 30 years. I was immediately drawn to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance because of the way it approaches hunger.”  She believes the portfolio of services that the alliance offers is an invaluable resource. Education is a key component of the organization’s holistic approach to helping families access nutritious foods and create delicious meals. Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance Communications Director Jessica Crenshaw elaborates, “We believe that healthy food is the foundation of a healthy community and foods that nourish and heal the body should be available to everyone.” A statewide network of partners implements this strategy – leading classes that address meal planning, grocery shopping, budgeting and more. “Our Nutrition Education classes focus on hands-on, learner-centered food skills. Participants cook together, eat together, and are sent home with the tools and knowledge they need to practice the recipes taught in class.”

Kathy represents Ward 3 on the Little Rock Board of Directors and is the vice mayor of Little Rock, she is committed to building a brighter future for the Capital City and believes removing the obstacles of food insecurity is paramount. Her optimism is infectious as she continues to improve the lives of fellow Arkansans. “We envision an Arkansas where people have reliable, affordable food choices and the confidence to create meals and family time that really nourish the body and soul. Everyone deserves this.”

 

Sponsored by Methodist Family Health | Nominations accepted at Foundation@MethodistFamily.org

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