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

'Tis the Season: Stock the Shelves

Have you planned a food drive with your church, business or civic group? It's that time of year!

Stores are stocking their shelves with brightly colored decorations, inviting customers and spreading cheer. We have a mission to make sure that cheer reaches the tables of hungry Arkansans this holiday season and we need your help.

Click here to learn more about how to help stock our shelves or contact for more information.

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