Dermott, Arkansas is preparing for a special food distribution with new partnerships that bring more food supply to the Delta. The newest partnership is are with THE LEGACY CENTER in West Dumas and GoFresh USA. It will include a special food distribution partnership that will supply special relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of August 17, over $200,000 in food service has already been distributed by the West Dumas Center.
The West Dumas Community Family Life Center (WDCFLC) in Dumas, AR was one of 47 rural recipients that will receive technical assistance from 2020—2021 to help create and implement long-term economic development plans.
Dermott Mayor, Walter Donald has confirmed support from his office. Rev. Ricky Lattimore, Rev. Doran
Newhouse and others are key leaders working with Rev. Arthur L. Hunt, Jr., Linda Hunt Rogers and crew
members from Dumas to bring this forward. Volunteers are needed and are asked to report to the
Dermott City Hall at 10:30am on Thursday for a one-hour training and prep session ahead of the
distribution. The distribution of food starts at 1pm. The full day of volunteers is a 6-hour day.
To volunteer, donate or to get more information, please call Rev. Newhouse at 870.818.0418 or email
him at [email protected]
The distribution is set for Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 1pm and will be held across the street from City
Hall at 211 E. Iowa, in Dermott Arkansas. It will be first come, first served while quantities last. Based on
COVID—19 social distancing guidelines, all persons are being asked to wear masks.
All persons will stay in their vehicles while the volunteer staff load in their food supply. If there is more
than one family per car, each family (no more than three) will be issued a ticket upon checking in.
For more on THE LEGACY CENTER in West Dumas please contact Rev. Arthur L. Hunt, Jr., D.D., CEO | Email: [email protected] 870.623.8179 | P.O. Box 307 | Dumas, AR 71639