The Root Cellar serves those in need of food assistance and cooking skills. The goal of this program is to provide emergency food assistance to neighbors facing food insecurity as a barrier to self-sufficiency. As part of this effort we provide our neighbors the opportunity to participate in Cooking with CARE Series workshops that teach hands on cooking skills, meal planning, as well as how to shop and prepare healthy meals on a budget.
Root Cellar @ CARE is at 2510 N 17th St Suite 202 Rogers, AR.
Monday – Thursday 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm full shopping of the pantry
(MUST BE SIGNED IN BY 3:00 PM TO BE SEEN THAT DAY)
Fridays 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm perishable shopping only. (based on what we have available)
(MUST BE SIGNED IN BY 2:30 PM TO BE SEEN THAT DAY)
We will advise of any changes such as being closed or adjusting times for inclement weather.
We utilize the neighbor choice model for our pantry. This model has our pantry set up like a small grocery store that neighbors can access twice every calendar month. You may also visit once a week on Fridays to pick up perishable product. One of our facilitators will assist neighbors to shop and answer any questions he or she might have. Neighbors will have to supply the following documentation:
- State or Federal photo ID (or Photo ID from their Country)
- Social Security Cards or ITINs for all family members (Depending on food program)
- Proof of residency (Utility bill, lease agreement, rent receipt, etc.)
- Proof of last 90 days income (Check stubs, child support, Social Security, Disability, food stamps, etc.)
- SNAP award letter (if applicable)
- Bank Statement (if applicable)
In order to make this a smooth process we ask that you have your ID and any missing certification documents ready when you sign in. All neighbors must re-certify each calendar year and notify staff of changes to their household or income within 30 days of the change. If you receive SNAP or FREE and REDUCED SCHOOL LUNCH please notify our staff to simplify your certification.
Cooking with CARE
We provide our neighbors the opportunity to participate in Cooking with CARE Series workshops that teach hands on cooking skills, meal planning, as well as how to shop and prepare healthy meals on a budget. Current English and Spanish offerings:
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