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Arkansas Blue Cross Honored as Hunger Hero

Healthy food is an important part of good health. And addressing social determinants such as nutrition is an important focus of Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s mission to improve the health of all Arkansans.

This week, the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance recognized Arkansas Blue Cross as a Corporate Hunger Hero and presented Curtis Barnett, our president and CEO, the Acting Out Against Hunger award for the company’s dedication to addressing food insecurity in the state.

“This year has been especially devastating for hungry Arkansans,” said Kathy Webb, executive director of the Alliance. “Thanks to the incredible work of our partners and our Hunger Heroes, we’ve been able to respond to the exacerbated needs of those in our state who have been most severely impacted by the health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Alliance provides programs, food resources, education and advocacy to reduce hunger in Arkansas. To find out more about the great work of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and how you can help, visit

“Whether packing more than 2 million meals during the past few years, investing more than $2.3 million toward food insecurity since 2005, helping harvest fields, or funding food for those made even more vulnerable during the pandemic, our employees, our board and our leadership are committed to Arkansans,” Barnett said.

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