JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - According to the US Department of Agriculture, Arkansas is tied with Mississippi for first place for the states with the highest rates of food insecurity in the nation.
The North East Arkansas Food Bank is in the works to change all that as they put on their annual Fill the Food Bank Food Drive.
"We have this every year to try and make sure individuals at risk of hunger have some food for the holidays so they don't have to worry about that," said Director of Development, Vicki Pillow.
All of the food donated goes to those in North East Arkansas that suffer from hunger every day.
"We've worked with 103 partner agencies and our twelve county service area they come and pick the food up from us and take it back to their communities to help people in need."
The North East Arkansas Food Bank accepted canned goods including canned vegetables, canned fruit and soups.
For one volunteer, he donated more than just canned goods.
The good lord just told me to come on over and donate my time today I didn't have nothing else to do and I looked for something to do, "said Kenneth Cummings.