The Delta Regional Community Service Outreach Network Inc. conducted its first Christmas Toy Distribution at Mitchellville on Dec. 18.


Mitchellville Mayor Carl Griswold and his wife were in charge of the program held at the fellowship hall of St. John Missionary Baptist Church there.


Delta Network provided toys to 42 children from Mitchellville and surrounding areas. Local volunteers also helped with the program, according to a news release.


Delta Food Bank, a program of the network, has been providing frozen meat/protein to Desha County residents on a monthly basis over the past year in order to address hunger relief.


“The toy distribution was an outgrowth of the food distribution effort in order to assist the families experiencing economic distress,” according to a news release.


The Delta Network is an umbrella 501-c3 community service organization servicing selected counties in the Arkansas Delta Region. Their headquarters is located at #11 Portea Drive at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The network coalition is made up of numerous non-profit organizations, churches and ministries working together toward a common goal.


The agency concentrates on areas identified as having the greatest need: 1) Hunger relief which is addressed through its food bank, pantries, soup kitchens, and citywide hunger relief distributions; 2) providing clothes, blankets and winter apparel, small cooking appliances, fans, etc. for low income families, the elderly, the homeless and veterans; 3) youth mentorship program and other youth initiatives; 4) seminars, workshops, community awareness programs, resource fairs; and 5) referral services.


Louis Ross is the chief executive officer and Jacqueline Ross is the director of the Delta Network Inc. Details: 870-536-2424.