The Arkansas rice industry donated 214,900 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Foodbank.
Seven mills will provide donations over 1.6 million to provide help to feed families, children, and seniors across the state.
According to Arkansas Rice Executive Director Kelly Robbins, Arkansas rice farmers grow over 50% of total crop.
As rice harvest continues, our growers try to be good stewards by giving a portion of their crop to hunger relief efforts.
This rice donation will go directly to agency partners and will fill shelves at food pantries for families in need.
Arkansas is the largest rice-growing state in the nation, producing nearly 9 billion pounds annually
In this year, Arkansas family-farmers will produce over 50% of the rice of the nation.