Cooperative Emergency Outreach provides emergency assistance to residents of Washington County, AR, living in  Fayetteville, Cane Hill, Elkins, Farmington, Greenland,  Goshen, Lincoln, Prairie Grove, Summers, West Fork, and Winslow.   We regret that we are unable to serve clients living outside of this area.

CEO is a COOPERATIVE group of churches assisting members of the community in EMERGENCY situations as part of an OUTREACH ministry.

We invite you to browse our site and learn about CEO, what we are doing in our community, and how you can help.

Additional Hours!

As CEO begins its 27th year of operations, we are thrilled to announce that beginning Feb. 4, 2017, CEO will commence Saturday operations. We will begin by opening from 10-12 the first Saturday of each month, and hope to increase the number of Saturdays over time. This will enable us to better assist clients whose employment makes it difficult for them to be at our office during the week.   

This also presents opportunities for those who wish to volunteer, but are unavailable on weekdays. And we need you to volunteer! The only way that we will be able to expand our Saturday openings will be to obtain weekend volunteers. Please get in touch if you can volunteer to work on Saturdays.

Got Rummage? Then Start Collecting!

The Quaker Meeting will once again hold a rummage sale to benefit CEO. This year's sale will be on Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at Rolling Hills Baptist Church, from 8:00-1:30 (Note time change!). Donations can be dropped off Feb 6 through Feb 9, from 8:30-2:30. Set up will be Friday, Feb 10. All donations of clothing or linens should be clean and in good condition.For more information contact Margaret Britain at 479-236-0926 or

Note:  We also need volunteers to help set up for the sale during the day on Friday the 10th, any time you can work between 8:00 and 5:00pm.    Contact Margaret to tell her whenyou can help.


Razorbacks Are Winners!

CEO is once again so grateful to these young men from the University of Arkansas track team who recently donated their Saturday to hold a food drive at Harp's grocery on Crossover Rd in Fayetteville. Thanks to these Razorbacks for supporting CEO and our community!

We moved into our new facility at 1649 E. Hunstville Road three years ago.

Call for volunteers!

CEO is a volunteer organization, but we have lost quite a few volunteers in the past few months due to age or health.  We need replacements as soon as possible.  If you think you might help, email us or message us on Facebook.  Most volunteers work 1pm-3pm a few days per month.

Three ways you can help today

1  Use the Donate button to make a one time gift.  After you enter your card information you will have an opportunity to "add additional instructions" if this is a gift in honor or memory of someone.

2   Use the Subscribe button to set up a monthly donation of $10, $15, or $20. 

You do not need a Paypal account to donate securely using your credit or debit card. Your donation will appear on your bill as Paypal*Cooperative.   Contributions to CEO are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You may also donate by mailing a check to: PO Box 3631    Fayetteville AR 72702   Contact us if you would like to make a donation of securities.


Cooperative Emergency Outreach
CEO will be closed on days the Fayetteville schools are closed due to inclement weather. 
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 Did you know?  In 2015 ....

  • Approximately 10,800 clients received food from CEO.
  • In addition to food received by donations, $25,547 was spent by CEO to purchase additional food.
  • $71492 was used to assist clients for rent.
  • $24,198 was used to assist clients with gasoline.
  • $19,653 was used for other help, such as prescriptions, clothing, and local bus passes.
  • Most months, 200 people view this CEO web site.
  • 85% of income went directly to programs; 15% went to overhead (building maintenance, utilities, etc.)
  • Volunteers worked over 6,000 hours.  There are no paid staff members.

Site updated January 20, 2017

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