Arkansas Foodbank trucks are en route to central Arkansas after devastating storms nearly leveled two communities.

Two Arkansas Foodbank trucks left for Mayflower and Vilonia filled with emergency water and food supplies for victims of Sunday’s deadly tornado. The state organization is also working with its national partner, Feeding America, to continue to provide emergency and long-term support to families. During recovery and rebuilding, the Arkansas Foodbank plans to provide food and water through local food pantries and direct deliveries to communities.

“During a widespread disaster such as this there are so many who will need both short and long term support to help them pick up the pieces of their lives,” Rhonda Sanders, the Foodbank’s chief executive officer, said. “The Arkansas Foodbank and our local partners can help them with the most basic necessity of food so they can focus their energies on rebuilding.”

Individuals and organizations interested in helping with the Foodbank’s disaster response can make donations at or mailed directly to the Foodbank. Food and water donations may also be dropped off at 4301 W. 65th St. in Little Rock.

- GateHouse Media