CalArk teams up with the Arkansas Rice Depot. Below is a letter from Silas Simone:
With out your help this event would have not been possible, and I am truly grateful to each of you and all the support you provided.
I wanted to let everyone know of the tremendous amount of food we collected and exactly how much.
After the final weigh in from delivery to The Rice Depot we collected 10,319 pounds of non perishable food!! This is crazy, but such a blessing. We got the word out through numerous news channels with much thanks to channel 11, and also the voice of Ugly Ed Johnson through KHITS 96.5.
From the use of the Calark Trailer and pallets, publicity, gaylord boxes from Age Industries and volunteer hours from buddies, N LR Mayors Youth Council and the CAC Mustang wrestling team, this 2 day food drive was a huge success.
Please feel free to email these pictures and info to anyone else that was involved.
With 10,319 pounds of food that will feed roughly 12,500 kids in the food for kids program at Rice depot. Just a little perspective; I was on top of the Tractor Trailer for 32 hrs and did not get off until we had a near full trailer (22 pallets worth). That's about 322 lbs of food per hour. Amazing what a little will power, and the gracious hearts of the community can accomplish. Check out these links please, and share..
http://www.facebook.com/ArkansasRiceDepot?ref=stream -----Rice Depot Facebook Page
http://ricedepot.org/ffk.asp?t=Food%20For%20Kids ----Home Page
http://arrice.convio.net/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5197 -------Enews Christmas Letter about STAT
http://www.todaysthv.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=238965 ------ Channel 11 News Coverage, interview, and Story
Enjoy your Christmas and the pictures.
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