Arkansas Rice Depot, Inc.
April 27, 2011
I am the director of Hope Food Pantry in Hot Springs. When I started in 2006 we served four or five families per month, by mid 2007 we had increased to 35 families per month but we ran out of food each month. In November of 2007 I applied to Ark Rice Depot for assistance and was approved in April 2008 and began receiving food. We served over 200 families, in 2009 we served 763 families and in 2010 we assisted 1397 households. Our Church is VERY small, there is no way we could have fed that many families without the assistance from the Rice Depot. We pay almost nothing for the food and they have been very generoul with their help to us. We look forward to helping even more in 2011
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
When we have run out of food The Rice Depot has sent us extra food to help us feed the heavy flow of families.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
try to find ways to find more money to stock their shelves with food
Volunteer & I spend several days each week stocking shelves, ordering food and what ever is needed to insure the food pantry runs smoothly.