Helping Hands Food Drive

About the Helping Hands Food Drive

Imagine your holiday celebration with no turkey, dressing, potatoes, casseroles, or desserts. The picture you envisioned is the reality for some of your fellow colleagues here at UA Little Rock. These low-income families must spend their hard earned money on basic needs, leaving little to nothing for a holiday meal.

How You Can Help

Donating Food

The UA Little Rock Helping Hands annual food drive needs your help to mitigate holiday hunger that members of our Trojan Family experience. We will be collecting non-perishable food items to create food baskets. So remember, when you go out to do your weekly meal shopping, please consider picking up one or two extra items and put them in one of our food boxes located around campus.

Food Items Needed (PDF)

Food Drive Calendar (PDF)

Donating Money

Want to give by cash or a check? Be sure to write that your gift is designed for Helping hands on a note for any cash or on the check memo line. You can send your donation to:

Office of Alumni and Development
2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR, 72204

Donations can be made by credit or debit card through the Annual Giving and Campus Campaign site. Be sure to name “Helping Hands” as your designated fund.

Helping Hands Annual Giving and Campus Campaign Preview

Donate Now

Monetary donations through payroll deductions are also available. Just complete the information and on the “Designate my gift/pledge to support” section enter Helping Hands.

Payroll Deductions

Apply for a Food Basket

Applications for food baskets will close on Monday, December 4, 2023. If you are selected to receive a Helping Hands Basket, a committee member will contact you regarding the pick-up date and time soon.

Application (PDF)

More Information

For more information, contact Helping Hands Committee Chairperson Don O’Donnell at

Items Needed


2022 Helping Hands Schedule