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Big Donation: Arkansas rice growers generosity to help locals during Hunger Action Month

Big Donation: Arkansas rice growers generosity to help locals during Hunger Action Month

September 12th, 2017 by Associated Press in Opinion Editorial

September is Hunger Action Month and a local resource that helps the needy is benefiting from Arkansas agriculture's desire to do its part.

As an initiative of Feeding America, in cooperation with food banks across the nation, the goal of Hunger Action Month is to increase awareness and raise funds to help fight hunger in America.

These agencies are asking organizations, businesses and individuals to donate food, time and money to the cause.

September is also National Rice Month. So this week rice growers donated 152,600 pounds to rice to the Arkansas Food Bank.

Six producers in the state—Cormier Rice Mill, Windmill Rice Co., Riceland Foods, Producers Rice, Riviana Foods and Specialty Rice—made the donation Monday.

The rice represents more than one million servings. And some is heading our way.

Harvest Texarkana Regional Food Bank is one of five agencies that will receive the rice. The donation will help Harvest Texarkana in its mission, which assists more than 60,000 food-insecure individuals—your friends and neighbors in Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas—every year.

We salute Arkansas rice growers for their generous donation. And during Hunger Action Month we encourage local and area residents to search their hearts for ways they can help Harvest Texarkana combat food insecurity in the Twin Cities and the surrounding 10 counties.

It's a shame that so many in our area have to worry whether they will have enough to eat. With your help maybe they won't.

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