Arkansas largest food bank. A charity dedicated to eliminating hunger in the lives of children, senior citizens and families in poverty. Volunteer opportunities.

Quick Facts about Arkansas Rice Depot

  • Arkansas Rice Depot was formed in 1982 to combat hunger in Arkansas
  • Arkansas Rice Depot distributes over 9 million pounds of food and supplies a year
  • At the end of 2013, Arkansas Rice Depot fed over 15% of the entire population of the state
  • With a small staff, more than 98% of budget is spent on purchasing and distributing food to people living in poverty
  • Serves 900 hunger relief programs in the state the only faith based, statewide food bank network
  • Arkansas Rice Depot mission is to find Sensible Solutions to Hunger in Arkansas

Arkansas Poverty Facts

  • 18.8% of Arkansans live below the poverty line
  • 1 in 6 Arkansans struggle to provide enough food for their family
  • 27.6 of Arkansas children live in poverty
  • Arkansas ranks 1st in the nation for very low food security and 2nd in food insecurity
  • The average income of a Food For Seniors recipient is $79/month, after rent and utilities are paid


Full Plates: Be a Partner

Arkansas Rice Depot and Riceland are presenting the 2nd Annual Full Plates in recognition of National Hunger Awareness month.

Join us for a night of good food and fun times with the family, all to benefit the hungry in our state! The event will include silent auction items, live entertainment, fish fried in Riceland Fish Fry Oil with all the fixings and bounce house for the kids.

 Saturday, September 13, 2014

 Dickey Stephens Park

                    5:30-9:30 pm

                    Tickets:

                           -$25 for adults

                           -$12 for children (5-13 years), FREE for tots (0-4 years) 

                           -Order online or contact cyndi@ricedepot.org






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