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 almost 9 million pounds of food and supplies a year
At the end of 2012, 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’s 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 food insecurity
The average income of a Food For Seniors recipient is $79/month, after rent and utilities are paid
Sharing Our Gifts
Give and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full - pressed down,
shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap.
The measure you give will determine the amount you give back. Luke 6:38 NLT
The best gifts are the ones we share. Those around us benefit when we willingly
share our talents and skills. What are your gifts? This Christmas season we
invite you to share your gifts, so that they might help Arkansans in need.
Enjoy our special
Christmas Catalog. It's filled with gifts for both those you love and those
who desperately need your love.
Hold a food drive!
Help put food on the tables of families across the state this holiday season.
Give a tasty gift from our Simple Pleasures Gift Shop. Not only are our gourmet
rice and bean mixes wonderful gifts, all proceeds support our programs.
Hold a food drive!
Looking for a fun and unique way to help families in need this Christmas? Hold a
food drive! Help make this season merry and bright for moms, dads, grandparents,
sons, and daughters in need by collecting needed food items. Download our food drive information
packet for more info.
Join our Mobile Text Group
Text RICE to 74700 to join or Mobile Text Group. Join today and receive updates
on our work, ways to get involved, and information on upcoming events.