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Arkansas rice industry donates 214,900 lbs. to local foodbank [Video]

The Arkansas rice industry donated over 214,900 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Foodbank in honor of National Rice Month on Thursday, September 29.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas rice industry donated more than 214,900 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Foodbank in honor of National Rice Month on Thursday, September 29.

The donation came from seven different mills and will provide over 1.6 million servings of rice to help feed families, children, and seniors all across the state.

“Arkansas rice farmers grow over 50% of the nation’s total crop and will produce rice on approximately 1.1 million acres this year in over 40 counties, many of which are served by the Arkansas Foodbank,” said Kelly Robbins, Arkansas Rice Executive Director.

The donation will go directly to agency partners and fill the shelves at food pantries for families in need. 

Participating rice mills included Arkansas River Rice of Pine …

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