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Farmer donates 2 acres of corn to food bank

Volunteers help bring the crop in
Little River farmer donates corn to a local food bank.
Little River farmer donates corn to a local food bank.(MGN / Pexels)
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 3:32 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2022 at 9:13 PM CDT
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TEXARKANA, Ark. (KSLA) - During this time of need, families that Harvest Regional Food Bank serves will appreciate this fresh produce.

An anonymous farmer has elected to donate two acres of corn crops to the food bank. But before the food bank can reap the benefits, HRFB is in need of volunteers to pick the estimated 40,000 pounds of the crop.

“It has been increasingly harder to get fresh produce even for food banks like ours. And we know it is definitely being felt with the families we serve. Fresh produce is a luxury, especially with those families who are already struggling with food insecurity,” said Camille Wrinkle, of Harvest Regional Food Bank.

Camille said 40,000 pounds of corn will fill the semi-truck trailer. Volunteers are asked to meet at 8 a.m., June 20-23 at the rest area on Highway 41 in Foreman, Ark.

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