Arkansas Rice Depot is the oldest and only statewide foodbank in Arkansas. Founded in 1982 by the Arkansas Interfaith Hunger Task Force, our name comes from the fact that Arkansas-grown rice was the first food distributed. We haven’t changed the name, but now we give out all kinds of foods through a variety of innoviative programs. Arkansas is one of the hungriest states in the nation; but thanks to Arkansas Rice Depot, over 65 million pounds of food has been distributed in Arkansas in the past 25 years. Hunger still affects families, children, and the elderly in Arkansas, so our work, and our need for support continues.