We're Here to Help!

Throughout the year and especially during these difficult times, we should never forget those in need. During the current pandemic, we’re stepping up our efforts and giving back to more vulnerable communities by increasing our food donations and helping families have food on their tables. This year, we’ve donated over 1.2 million servings of Minute® Rice products to those in need.

Recently, we’ve partnered with several food banks and organizations across the country by providing a variety of Minute® Rice products to those greatly affected by COVID. To date a few of the agencies we’ve partnered with include:

    • Hunger Busters
    • Blessings in a Backpack
    • Greater Chicago Food Depository
    • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
    • Society of St. Vincent dePaul
  • Denver First Responders
  • The Houston Food Bank
  • The Houston Food Bank
  • Operation Blessing
  • Fayette Cares
  • Central PA Food Bank
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
Additionally we want to extend our appreciation to those working on the front lines – from hospital employees, first responders, police officers, to firemen. They have worked tirelessly to overcome these difficult times, and we want to acknowledge the hard work, sacrifice, and dedication to keep us all safe. Over the last several months, we’ve visited several local hospitals and police/fire stations in Central Pennsylvania, Chicago, Denver and Lakeland/Winter Haven communities to drop off close to 116,000 cups of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice to squeeze in a quick meal between duties.

LAKELAND/WINTER HAVEN First Responders

Denver First Responders

  • Denver First Responders – Firemen
  • Denver First Responders – Workers
  • Denver First Responders – HTH
Follow our journey through the Central Pennsylvania and Chicago communities.

Central Pennsylvania First Responders

  • Kindred Healthcare Hospital
  • St. Anthony’s Hospital
  • Shriner’s Hospital
  • Skokie Fire Department
  • Chicago Fire Department

Chicago First Responders

  • Hershey Medical Center
  • UPMC Pinnacle Hospital
  • Hershey Fire Department
  • Harrisburg Fire Department
  • Harrisburg Fire Department
  • Harrisburg Fire Department
  • Harrisburg Fire Department
  • Harrisburg Fire Department
  • Harrisburg Fire Department

We’re All in This Together

Donating rice is what we can do to help, but what can you do to help your community?
  • Support local businesses/workers
  • Donate any refunded money from canceled events to non-profit organizations involved in the cause
  • Run errands and get medicine for the elderly or more health-compromised people in your neighborhood
  • Donate “shelf-stable” or nonperishable food/staples to food banks
  • Send charitable contributions to food-banks, hunger-relief organizations, and humanitarian aid organizations
  • Volunteer!
  • Stay healthy and follow the social distancing guidelines
Minute® Rice will continue to support our communities throughout the year. All donations will be updated on this page. Stay safe and take care! #HereToHelp #RiceYourWay