Arkansas Food Bank CEO Brian Burton, right, says a 240,000 pound donation of rice from Arkansas rice growers will benefit the hungry statewide. At left is rice farmer Jeff Rutledge, who announced the donation at the Arkansas Food Bank in Little Rock on Sept. 20, 2023. At center is Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Arkansas growers donate 240,000 pounds of rice to state’s food banks

BY: - September 20, 2023

Food banks across Arkansas will share in a 240,000-pound donation of rice from the Arkansas Rice Federation, Arkansas Food Bank CEO Brian Burton said at an event at the Food Bank on Wednesday. The donation, equivalent to 1.8 million servings, will “help alleviate food insecurity” in all 75 Arkansas counties, said Newport rice farmer and […]