Arkansas Rice Depot is 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 has served Arkansas for more than 30 years.
  • We are Arkansans feeding Arkansans. We are not a part of a national organization.
  • Arkansas Rice Depot is a faith based organization.
  • Arkansas Rice Depot distributes over 9 million pounds of food and supplies a year
  • We serve Arkansans in need through a network of food pantries, soup kitchens, and school feeding programs.
  • The largest percentage of our donations comes from individual donors.
  • Arkansas Rice Depot mission is to find Sensible Solutions to Hunger in Arkansas

Arkansas Hunger Facts

  • 19.7% of Arkansans are food insecure
  • 1 in 5 Arkansans struggle to provide enough food for their family
  • 28.4% of Arkansas children have limited access to adequate food
  • Arkansas ranks 1st in the nation for very low food security and 2nd in food insecurity
  • Arkansas has been ranked the worst state for senior hunger, with 25.4% facing the threat of hunger

We still need you!

Was your calendar over scheduled this holiday season?  Did you plan to help the hungry in Arkansas and just ran out of time? We still need you!

Food Drives are great projects all year not just during the holidays.  The greatest influx of food from food drives comes during the holidays, but by the middle of January all that food has been distributed across the state.  Because we have a two week turn around for all the food that comes through our doors the need is ever present.   Download a packet and plan your food drive today! Or email us at for more information.

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