Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to live in Jonesboro to participate?

No. We serve most of Northeast Arkansas, but you have to be able to come to sign up and come to the distribution.

When is the Goodfellows / Christmas for Kids Distribution?

We are again opting for a split distribution. Families without children 12 and under can come on Friday, December 16 at 7:00pm. Only those with Friday Sheets will be served. No toys will be distributed on Friday  night. All others must come on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Distribution on Saturday will begin at 8:00am and the doors will open at 7:45am.

Where will the Distribution take place?

The old Best Manufacturing Building, 204 Best Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, AR 72401.

I missed the application deadline. Can I still get food and toys?

Walk-ins are accepted, but must wait until at least 11:30 AM to give ample opportunity for those who signed up in advance to be served. The amount of food and toys purchased is dictated by the number of applicants who submitted their application before the deadline. We can make no guarantees that walk-ins can be served by the program.

Can you deliver my food and/or toys?


I can’t make it on Saturday. Can I pick up on Monday?

Unfortunately, no. The distribution is limited to Saturday only. We must vacate the building at the end of the day and have nowhere to store the leftovers. This applies to toys as well.

My sheet says Friday/8/10:00 am but… What should I do?

Only those whose letters say Friday will be served on Friday evening as the toys will not be ready until the next morning.

If you received a Friday sheet, you can still come on Saturday if your schedule doesn’t allow for a Friday pickup.

The times are a guideline that are, in theory, supposed to cut down on the time you have to stand around waiting. If your sheet says 8:00 but you can’t be there until after 9:00, come at 9:00. If you can’t come at 10:00, come at 8:00. Life doesn’t always fit into our neat little guidelines.

What do I need to bring to the Distribution?

  • A current photo ID (Driver’s License, government ID card, work-issued ID card, etc.)
  • Your information sheet from when you signed up

What do I need to bring if I am picking up for my family member, neighbor, etc.?

  • Their notification letter (will be taken at registration desk)
  • A copy of their photo I.D.
  • A letter or note signed by them stating that you will pick up their food.

If you have a question not covered here, please call us at (870) 931-5252 and leave us a message with your question. We’ll try to answer it as soon as we can.