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April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

I am a school nurse in a small school district with a very high poverty rate. We have many students in need of basic essentials like food, water and school supplies. Without the help of the Arkansas Rice Depot we would not be able to supply all the children in need with a snack here at school or be able to send food home with them. Since we have partnered with Rice Depot in stamping out hunger we have seen an increase in our children's happiness, alertness and learning. Children who would not have a backpack or school supplies like the other children now do with the help of the Rice Depot. They have what they need to succeed not only materially, but emotionally. Thank you Rice Depot and everyone who volunteer their time and give their financial support for helping us love and educate our students. Shawn GoodKnight, Magnet Cove School District, School Nurse.

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watching a change in our students who are served by Rice Depot.

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There is nothing I would change.

April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

I am the Director of a school based health center and we started the backpack on weekends program through the rice depot. We saw such a big difference in self esteem and emotional well being once the program had been in place for a few monthes. The children had no more fear of having nothing to eat all weekend, it was wonderful to see the transformation. I appreciate all the volunteers that work at the rice depot, they do life changing work for the children of this country. Thanks!!!!!

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Seeing the difference it makes in our kids that recieve the FFK program

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I would not make any changes I think is a great asset to Arkansas

April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

I am a school counselor of a high poverty level school. We send out backpacks of food twice a month. Every time we come to the classroom to give the students their backpacks-it is priceless. The children's faces light up like Christmas time. Thanks so much for all that you've done for our children! It has truly been a blessing for our school to be part of such a wonderful and caring organization.

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This is a wonderful program.

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I would not change a thing.

April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

The Arkansas Rice Depot serves many families in my school district. Families can apply simply and it does not involve much paperwork which allows services to be spent directly where it is needed... on food. I can also directly see the benefits when students present hungry to school and I am able to fufill their need. The Arkansas Rice Depot Back-pack program is a valuable program that assists families in need of food.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping students perform better in school, because they are not hungry.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

say Thanks more!

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

minimal paper pushing = more benefits (food) for kids.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

I am a school nurse at Sidney Deener Elementary School. Our zone is a very economically depressed area, so the need is tremendous. We have families living in our zone that cannot afford the bare essentials for life. Food is sometimes a "luxury." The Arkansas Rice Depot's Food For back packs program is one of the finest programs ever! On Monday's we have students come to my office with big smiles saying that they had really good food to eat for the weekend. It makes a huge difference in their health and school performance. The smiles are just a bonus for the rest of us:) Thank you Rice Depot.
Suzanne Pitts RN BSN

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health and well-being of children have improved, grades have improved and attendance has gotten much better.

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I would not change this organization in the least! We would like to encourge others to follow in their footsteps.

April 25, 2011

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April 25, 2011

This is our first year having the Rice Depot help out the students at our school. It has been a wonderful experience and they have been a wonderful resource! We have about 70 students on our backpack program and the Rice Depot has been great about donating items for these students.

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have volunteers from a church come pack the items into bags for the students and then another member of the church delivers the bags of food to the different classrooms.

We are very appreciative to the Rice Depot for all they do, and I would highly recommend their services to any other school that has a backpack program.

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organizing the resources so that our students on the backpack program would have food.

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When a delivery is made, I am not always available to bring the items in. It would be helpful if the person making the deliveries could bring the items in.

April 18, 2011

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April 18, 2011

The good work accomplished by this organization is felt by the hungry children every night that are able to eat, because of the back pack full of food they get at school,and feel good for school the next day. Ms. Laura Rhea, CEO, has given all of herself, more than just her "work time", to this great endeavor. I have seen the faces of the people helped here and it is a humbling experience to know you had a little hand in making their smile possible. Please give to this great group.

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Seeing the volume of food that is distributed on a weekly basis around the state

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase their public exposure so that their funding could be multiplied.

April 18, 2011

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April 18, 2011

Rice Depot is one of the most effective and focused organizations focused on ending hunger that I have been a part of. They are excellent at ensuring that everything they do is a step toward accomplishing that goal.

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Arkansas?

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like to see it get more exposure and publicity.

April 18, 2011

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April 18, 2011

This is a great organization that helping feed the children and families who are in need. The backpack for kids program is incredible!

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seeing first hand the food being distributed those in need.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them a bigger budget and more volunteers.

April 18, 2011

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April 18, 2011

I have delivered food to needy senior citizens for Rice Depot since 2004.
The people really appreciate the food, hugs, and concern shown for them. They are very grateful, and it is a very satisfying volunteer job.

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seeing the need and appreciation of the people who receive the food.

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have no suggestions. Rice Depot is well organized and makes it easy for the volunteers.

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Assemble and deliver food and household good boxes to homebound seniors in the Central Arkansas area. Volunteers could also organize a food drive or a group to assemble health or school kits that would benefit Arkansas Rice Depot.