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.

We are in our new facility at 1649 E. Hunstville Road.

Volunteers Needed!

CEO needs volunteers on both a permanent and substitute basis. There are many positions to be filled- receptionists, interviewers, computer operators, and food room workers. Only a few hours per month can make a huge difference.
If you are unable to work during the week, consider being a Saturday volunteer on the first Saturday of the month. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact your church representative, or email us.

CEO Reports Very Busy Summer Serving the Community

It was a busy summer at CEO. From June 1 through August 31, CEO provided a three day supply of food to 3,274 people. It is thanks to you, our supporters and volunteers, that we are able to do this. With the holiday season approaching, consider what you can do to support CEO- monetarily, with a food drive, collecting grocery bags, spending a few hours each month to volunteer, or keeping up with us through our web site or facebook page.

If amazon is your go to site for online holiday shopping, remember that if you use you can designate CEO as your preferred charity, and each purchase will generate a donation to CEO. What could be easier?

NWA Food Bank & CEO

After previously naming CEO as their Agency of the Year, the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank is again showing appreciation for CEO.

Food Bank representatives Casey Cowan, Barbara Carter, Jordan Gershon, Kent & Diana Eikenberry, Mike Williams, Travis Sorensen, and Austin Harms recently spent a day cleaning flower beds, weeding, trimming bushes, and bagging chicken.

Food Bank is also providing to CEO, through a grant from Walmart, a walk in freezer that will enable CEO to expand our storage facilities for meat, chicken, and other frozen items.


Emmanuel Lutheran Church

hosted a successful "Brews for Blessings" event that brought in $7,000 to benefit CEO.

Thanks to these local breweries that participated in the event: Columbus House, Bike Rack, New Province, Fossil Cove, Core, and Black Apple Crossing Cider.

Left: CEO Vice President Linda Eichmann, Emmanuel Church representative Bart Stockland, and CEO Secretary Beth Armstrong present the check.

Goodbye and Hello

We say goodbye to CEO Treasurer Roger Haney, who has moved out of state. We appreciate all that he has done during his tenure as treasurer, keeping our checkbook and compiling financial reports. At the same time we welcome Robert Allen, who has volunteered to take on this duty. Thank you, Robert, and welcome!

While not new to the job, we also want to thank another of our behind the scenes volunteers- our web master, Ellis Melton, who has taken on the responsibility of keeping our web site up to date with pictures and information.

Additional Hours!

As CEO is open from 10-12 the first Saturday of each month. 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!  Please get in touch if you can volunteer to work on Saturdays.

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 2016 ....

  • CEO served 12,919 clients
  • Approximately 10,930 clients received food from CEO.
  • In addition to donations of food valued at $119,885, $24,701 was spent by CEO to purchase additional food.
  • $22,500 was used to assist clients for rent.
  • $20,012 was used to assist clients with gasoline.
  • $14,181 was used for vouchers to area thrift stores, primarily for clothing.
  • At least 200 people view this CEO web site each month.
  • Over 100 volunteers provided 6898 hours of service.  There are no paid staff members.

Site updated November 29, 2017

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