Rice Box donates protective masks to Jonesboro police

Rice Box donates protective masks to Jonesboro police
The Rice Box restaurant in downtown Jonesboro has donated protective masks to Jonesboro police. (Source: Jonesboro Police Department Facebook page)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) -With the nation and Arkansas battling the COVID-19 pandemic, a local restaurant has donated protective masks to Jonesboro police.

According to a post on the Jonesboro Police Department Facebook page, Rice Box in downtown Jonesboro made the donation.

A big thank you to the Rice Box in Downtown Jonesboro for dropping off protective masks for our officers! We appreciate your donation and support!

Posted by Jonesboro Police Department on Saturday, March 28, 2020

The handwritten note says, in part “To Jonesboro Police Department, stay health, stay safe and stay strong together. Thanks for keeping our city safe. God Bless America!"

The restaurant posted on its Facebook page Friday that they have had to temporarily close due to COVID-19 and had been waiting for a delivery of masks to protect employees, customers and food.

In addition to donating 400 masks to Jonesboro police, the restaurant also donated 500 masks to hospitals as well, the post noted.

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