New Food Bank in Fort Smith

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A Fort Smith food bank is getting bigger in order to better serve local families in need.

The River Valley Regional Food Bank will move into a building nearly three times larger than the one they are in now. The building is a generous donation from Harps Food Stores and the James family of Little Rock.

"Harps and Price Cutters donated coolers and freezers here so we'll be able to store more nutritional food like produce and meats, and we'll be able to maintain those here on site instead of like Zero Mountain," said Teddy Clemson, director of the River Valley Regional Food Bank.

The food bank will move into the old Price Cutter on Zero and should be open by September. University of Arkansas Fort Smith graphic design students are working on a new logo for the food bank.