We see what hunger really looks like in Arkansas, captured through the lens of photographer Amy Carper.
"It opens our eyes to it being right here," said Carper.
It's a a different world than the high-dollar weddings she's known for shooting. Looking to shake things up and give back, she called Ray White at the Foodbank.
"I was kind of surprised because a wedding photographer, that was the impression that I had, that she wanted to shoot hunger and poverty," White said. "I thought I don't know if this is going to work or not."
But her photographs are proving to be a powerful tool in raising awareness and donations. She says the secret to getting the right shots is her genuine love of people.
White said, "Amy has a wonderful way of interacting with people. She is picture perfect as a volunteer for us."
Carper says she's the one blessed by meeting the children served by the Foodbank all around the state and hearing their stories.
"They've experienced things I have never ever ever experienced," said Carper. "they're 10 or they're nine."
In her pictures, we see the promise of each child and a potential that is threatened by hunger.
Carper's committed to wiping out that threat one photograph at a time.
"I want to take images of things that are going to blow the socks off the people who donate to the Arkansas Foodbank," she said. "And I want everyone to see it."
Carper's photographs are featured on the Foodbank's website and on important fundraising literature.
Click here to learn more about the Arkansas Foodbank and to donate.