Harvest Regional Food Bank in Texarkana is seeking volunteers to help pick fresh corn thanks to a very generous grower in our area.

Here is what Camille had to say about this upcoming event:

I received word yesterday afternoon that 2 ½ acres of corn has been planted for us again this year, and is ready to be harvested, now!   We’ll be picking corn Monday, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday mornings. We’ll meet at the Foreman rest stop at the Hwy 82/Hwy32 intersection at 8am on each day.  If you can help, just let me know.  The more the merrier!

The farm is located up in Forman, Arkansas and some volunteer coordination will be  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm to assist with gleaning and loading corn for distribution to 85+ food pantries across Harvest’s 10-county region. Camille Wrinkle, CEO/Executive Director. says:

“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,” Partnering with local farmers allows us 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 8:00 each morning this is the highway 41 highway 32 Intersection. Volunteers should dress for the occasion - light clothing, long socks, and work gloves are recommended but not required.

If you need additional information, please contact the Harvest Regional Food Bank Texarkana office at 870-774-1398.

Harvest Texarkana Regional Food Bank is a local food bank that serves Bowie County in North East Texas. In Arkansas, they serve the counties Miller, Lafayette, Hempstead, Little River, Sevier, Howard, Pike, Nevada, and Columbia Counties.

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