LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Several rice producers in Arkansas have donated 128,500 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Rice Depot.
The donation was made Friday morning at the Arkansas Rice Depot in Little Rock with the food to help feed hungry families in Arkansas.
Rice producers participating in the donation are Riceland Foods, Inc., Windmill Rice Company, Cormier Rice Milling, Producers Rice Mill, Riviana Foods, and Specialty Rice, Inc. The Arkansas Rice Council also presented a $2,500 check to the Rice Depot.
The Arkansas Rice Depot is a statewide food bank that works with 600 Arkansas hunger relief programs, including food pantries, school food programs, disaster relief organizations, and a statewide hunger hotline.
Arkansas is the largest rice-growing state in the nation with production of nearly 9 billion pounds annually.
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