Scott County Deputy on a Mission to Curb Area Food Insecurities


Scott County Deputy Kyle Shelby faithfully spends one day out of the weekend parked outside the Dollar General Store in Mansfield. He brings with him loads of fresh produce, including corn, tomatoes, lettuce, celery and cilantro.

This voluntary act of kindness is driven by Shelby’s desire to assist those who suffer from food insecurity. “The first time I did this, there was a homeless man that came by. That’s why I am here…I cannot imagine wondering where my next meal will come from,” Shelby stated.

Shelby takes the leftover commodities from Waldron First Baptist Church and distributes them. “It’s not much,” added Shelby. “But, if I can help one person and keep them from starving, I feel like I’ve done my job.”

The food distribution isn’t a lone act of kindness for Shelby. It’s part of who he is. As Cristy Pickens from Waldron shared, “Kyle Shelby never refuses to help anyone.” Recently, he assisted her with changing a tire.

As he continues to serve his beloved community, he is committed to making a positive difference.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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