Ken Patterson

Modest hero feeds hungry


Ken Patterson sits behind his desk in a modest office in a well-loved, well-worn building on South Locust Street, just off the downtown Fayetteville square. The building, once a church, is now home to Feed Communities, a nonprofit with a mission to help eradicate food insecurity and increase healthy food access in Northwest Arkansas. Patterson has served as the executive director since 2015.

Through Others’ Eyes

“He started a program in Bosnia to rescue young women who had been trafficked for sex. It quickly gathered attention from all corners of the globe and, I think, is still in progress today.” — Kelly Patterson

“My first impression of Ken was ‘What a good guy!’ While a simplistic beginning description, with each interaction, my admiration deepened and grew.” — Thomas Carmody

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