Because of that, 1,100 children will be fed for a year. Here’s how it breaks down: your contributions totaled more than $33,000. Skippy forked over $11,000 and whether it was a business or a retired person, it shows just how much Arkansans were willing to help. “What this telethon has done, I think, has proven to me and to everyone that watches this broadcast, that the people in Arkansas care about their neighbors. They care about hunger around them and they’re not willing to let a child go hungry,” says Arkansas Rice Depot ceo Laura Rhea.
Thirty-two thousand children a year depend on the Rice Depot for food.