A cold and rainy October morning didn’t stop Carol  Gillean from making her monthly visit to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank mobile pantry.

“I come to the food bank to get some assistance,” the 77-year-old said. “I’m a regular here. I’m a senior and I can use the help making my dollars stretch. I appreciate it and I eat every bite.”

Carol and more than 100 other NWA residents visit the mobile food pantry at the Springdale Senior Center every month to pick up dietary staples that will help them stretch their limited  budgets.