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Wal-Mart to Collect Food for Rice Depot

BENTONVILLE, AR - The Arkansas Rice Depot will get some help this weekend feeding those in need from Wal-Mart stores in the state.

Through the Arkansas Rice Depot's Food for Kids program, Wal-Mart stores this Friday, Saturday and Sunday will collect nonperishable food to be distributed to participating Arkansas public schools.  The schools will distribute the packages to students based on need.

About 500 state public schools participate in the program, which distributes backpacks and nutritious food.  Wal-Mart will have drop boxes at the front of its Arkansas stores Friday through Sunday.

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