Public Health Facilities & Improvements

Food insecurity and poor access to healthy foods limit people’s ability to have a balanced diet. It also places children and adults at higher risk of obesity, diabetes, diet-related health conditions, anxiety, depression, and reduced academic achievement. A community food pantry plays a critical role in the network of national, regional, local and faith based organizations, working together, to address the needs of food insecurities in the City of Cabot.

The centrally located facility will be housed in the proposed City Plaza off Main Street. Open to the public, the community pantry will include over 4,000 square feet to store, sort, distribute, and package meals for Cabot residents. An industrial cooler and walk in freezer will allow the organization to expand nutritional resources such as fresh fruit and vegetables. Community volunteers will have the opportunity to coordinate with the non-profit organization to give back to the community, and to make a difference in the City of Cabot.

This will NOT be a new tax. This will be an extension of the current 1% sales and use tax that was originally presented and approved in 2005, and extended in 2013 by voters.



Bonds of the City of Cabot in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $545,000 for the purpose of financing all or a portion of the costs of public health facilities and improvements, including particularly, without limitation, new facilities for a City-owned food pantry to be operated by a non-profit organization and any necessary furniture, fixtures, equipment, apparatus, land acquisition and parking improvements therefor; professional fees related to any of the foregoing; the establishment of reserves; and bond issuance and any credit enhancement costs; and, in order to pay the bonds, the levy and pledge of a new 1% local sales and use tax within the City that will expire after the bonds have been paid or provision is made therefor in accordance with Arkansas statutes.

FOR the issuance of Public Health Improvement Bonds

AGAINST the issuance of Public Health Improvement Bonds