LITTLE RIVER COUNTY, Ark.(KTAL/KSHV) – Harvest Regional Food Bank officials said on Thursday evening that hogs have destroyed a corn crop that was donated to them, just days before it was to be harvested.
Volunteers had planned to start picking the corn this Monday in Foreman.
“While I am disappointed, I am grateful to the farm for their generosity and for their offer to replant the crop again next year,” said Harvest Regional Food Bank Executive Director Camille Wrinkle. The corn was going to be distributed to more than 85 food pantries across the region.
Wrinkle added that anyone wanting to make a donation to support the food bank in securing fresh produce from other sources can visit http://www.HRFB.org/donate.
Last year, the food bank distributed over 5 million meals to families in Southwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. Food bank officials said both states consistently rank in the top 10 for adult and childhood hunger.