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Efforts by a Little Rock nonprofit to feed and clothe communities of low income



Little Rock, Arkansas – Giving back to the community was the seed from which the impact that many are now experiencing in Little Rock grew.

An organization that delivers meals right to individuals in need’s doorsteps was founded by a mother and her kids.

Shalonda Wells claimed that it all started when she was a young child and her grandma used to feed the locals.

She now practices it herself, visiting various homes each week in Little Rock with her children.

Via a company she founded two years ago called Have a Little Mercy Mobile Assistance Center, Wells and her children provide food and other necessities to families.

“Personal hygiene items, household supplies, food, to the low-income communities, the low-income housing projects and the disabled in the community,” founder Shalonda Wells stated.

Wells stated that during the week, they hold pop-up shops similar to this one at other sites throughout Little Rock.

They collaborate with charities to accept donations, having an effect on houses all across the city.

“We help about 50 to 100 families a week,” Wells stated.

This, according to Nicholas Smith and Thomasina Mathis, tremendously benefits them and their families.

“We thank her and we do our best to support the community,” Smith said.

“She is a blessing, nobody would take time out of their day to give people food and bring it to us,” Mathis stated.

Wells claimed that she is emotionally overwhelmed by the ability to feed and clothe so many people.

“It’s awesome, especially when you have a single mother come up and say, I didn’t know how I was going to make it. Or you have a father that says, thank you so much, we didn’t know how we were going to put food on the table this week, so you know it’s a joy,” Wells explained.

After losing her stepdaughter to the illness, Shalonda Wells decided to use purple placards and butterflies to raise awareness about lupus.

Visit First Convenient Bank in the Walmart in Southwest Little Rock, Bryant, or North Little Rock to make a donation.