Harvest Regional Food Bank needs volunteers to assist in its annual corn harvest, thanks to a generous two-acre donation of corn from a local farmer in Foreman, Arkansas.

Thirty to forty individuals of all ages are welcome Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 5, July 6, and July 7, from 8:30 am –12:30 pm to assist with cleaning and loading corn for distribution to 85+ food pantries across Harvest’s 10-county region.

“Part of our role as the Feeding America food bank for Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas is to provide nutritious foods to those who need it most,” says Camille Wrinkle, CEO/Executive Director.

Partnering with local farmers allows Harvest to provide fresh fruits and vegetables directly to the children, families, and seniors we serve. Volunteers will meet at the Hwy 41 rest stop in Foreman, AR at 8 am each morning at the Hwy 32 Intersection/ 278 AR-41 in Foreman. If you aren’t able to meet during that time there will be signs directing volunteers to the cornfield.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, call 870-774-1398 or email programs@HRFB.org. Volunteers should dress for the occasion light clothing, long socks, and work gloves recommended but not required.

Last year was a record year, with harvest distributing over 5M meals to food-insecure individuals in Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. Both states consistently rank in the top 10 for adult and childhood hunger. Nearly 20 percent of local residents miss meals due to food insecurity, including 1 in 4 children. Harvest works to eliminate hunger through education, advocacy, and food distribution.

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