Last week, Black River Technical College was awarded $1,000 from the Arkansas Hunger Relief COVID-19 Grant.  The money will purchase food for the BRTC Food Pantry.

Normally, the BRTC Food Pantry serves 2-5 student families per week at the Pocahontas and Paragould campuses.  During this pandemic, it is serving more than 40 families of students each week.

BRTC students in need are provided with food bags containing $25 worth of non-perishable items. When available, students also receive a $10 Wal-Mart gift card for perishable items or gas. 

For more information, contact Mylea White at or visit  

PHOTO:  Food bagged for distribution during COVID-19.  Mylea White (tiedyed shirt) and Dane Dillion(male) distributing food

Black River Technical College is a 2-year community college in Pocahontas and Paragould, which offers associates degrees and certificates in general education and technical and career education.  The College houses one of the state’s law enforcement training academies (LETA) and fire science academies.  BRTC has 2,500 full- and part-time students.

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