Arkansas Rice Depot, Inc.
April 28, 2011
Our church, Wesley United Methodists in Conway, AR has served the community for over 15 years with a food pantry. Almost from the beginning we have been associated with and depend on the Arkansas Food Bank to supply the bulk of donated food we provide to persons in need. We have served thousands of families averaging 3.5 persons each. Totaling the numbers is not possible but we have had an effect on thousands of persons lives. For the most part persons we help will come to us a few weeks or months and then become self sufficient. But there are some who have needed help for years, such as those disabled and unable to work or those with a serious illness and without funds. It has been my privilige to volunteer in this effort for the last 8 years since I came to this church and have had a close association with the rice depot. I have observed their efforts in helping persons throughout the state and am pleased with all those involved from the volunteers to the director. Ken
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have watched the food pantry grow from serving a few families a month to over 300 families. Although mostly limited to help in our county we do not turn anyone away. On occasion there have been families traveling from far distances we have been able to help.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would not change the way it srves.
Volunteer & Spend about 20 hours a week volunteering in the food pantry.