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Cajun Country Rice, local stores helping out the food bank

Posted at 12:23 PM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 13:23:23-04

In honor of September being both Hunger Action Month and National Rice Month, Second Harvest Food Bank — with Cajun Country Rice and dozens of area grocery stores — hopes to collect at least 40,000 pounds of rice for people facing hunger in South Louisiana. The “Have a Rice Day!” promotion runs all month.

Throughout September, for every purchase of a five-pound bag of Cajun Country Rice (medium- or long-grain), Falcon Rice will donate an additional half-pound of Cajun Country Rice to Second Harvest. Shoppers may also choose to donate the five-pound bag of rice at their grocery store for later pickup by Second Harvest to help reach our goal of 40,000 pounds.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Falcon Rice, producer of the Cajun Country Rice brand, for this promotion at Walmart, Rouses, Kroger, and Super 1 Foods locations throughout South Louisiana,” said Second Harvest Food Sourcing Specialist Natasha Curley. “Rice is such a perfect food to donate as it provides nutrition and meal flexibility for the thousands of families we serve every month, and our locally-grown rice is some of the best in the world.”

Falcon Rice, located in Crowley, is a regular donor to Second Harvest’s mission to fight hunger.

“We just want to be here for the community, and we have a product that stretches so far when you’re talking about feeding families,” said Robert Trahan, Director of Sales and Business Development at Falcon Rice. “We’re proud to support what Second Harvest does for Acadiana and all of South Louisiana.”

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