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Arkansas Rice Depot, Inc. Charity Profile
Nearly one out of every six Arkansans lives in poverty. According to the latest census data (2005), some 164,510 children and 99,096 senior citizens were among the more than 400,000 impoverished residents. No area of the state is without need as poverty and hunger is a problem throughout all 75 counties. To meet that statewide need, the Arkansas Rice Depot has spent more than 25 years developing a presence across Arkansas. In 2006, we distributed more than five and a half million pounds of food to hungry residents in nearly every county. We were able to feed those in need through a network of more than 800 local hunger-relief organizations. In addition to the local food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens & schools that participate in our network, the Arkansas Rice Depot provides 10 regional food drops so food pantries outside of central Arkansas don't have to make the long drive into Little Rock to access our food donation network.
Arkansas Rice Depot, Inc. Volunteer Information
Volunteers help in the warehouse, repackage food, bag cereal, label cans, deliver food to senior citizens, help with special events fundraisers and serve on the Arkansas Rice Depot Board of Directors.
Arkansas Rice Depot, Inc. Donation Information
The Arkansas Rice Depot needs your help. As an independent, faith-based non-profit organization, all funds for our programs must be raised through contributions of individuals, churches, corporations, special events and agency contributions.Every monetary contribution to the Arkansas Rice Depot helps continue our many programs aimed at ending hunger in Arkansas. Examples of how your donation will help include: $15 buys a new backpack and fills it with a weekend's supply of food for our Food For Kids program. $30 feeds one child one meal per day for a month. $100 buys one month's worth of food for an average school in the Food For Kids program. $300 pays the delivery cost to take a month's supply of food to a regional warehouse for distribution to local pantries.
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