September 1-30:  Donate Rice at any participating store or

In honor of Hunger Action Month and National Rice Month, Second Harvest kicks off a month-long rice drive to help feed people in need in South Louisiana. Your help ensures that everyone we serve can “Have a Rice Day!”

In Louisiana, rice is a staple. Can you imagine red beans without rice? Gumbo without rice? Jambalaya…well, that would just be meat without the rice. Our food just wouldn’t be the same. For nearly 400,000 people in South Louisiana struggling with hunger, rice doesn’t just make their food better…donated rice IS their food. It’s nutritious and flexible for cooking, so it’s the perfect food to donate. There are several ways to help:

  • Cajun Country Rice will generously donate an additional 1/2 pound of rice to Second Harvest for every 5-pound bag of their medium- or long-grain rice purchased. So purchase a bag for your family or to donate, and Second Harvest gets an extra 1/2 pound!    


  • Donate rice at any participating store or at the Second Harvest warehouses in Elmwood and Lafayette.
  • Hold your own Rice Drive and collect rice for donation to Second Harvest. Click here for more information about registering your food drives.
  • Donate online here. Due to Second Harvests food industry partnerships, we can stretch your dollars to purchase more. Every dollar donated can purchase two 1-pound bags of rice.

Participating Stores:

All locations of these stores in South Louisiana. 

  • Rouses
  • Walmart
  • Winn-Dixie

Look for these “shelf talkers” displayed in stores on the rice aisle.

Be sure to follow our social media channels and look out for our Have a Rice Day! Trivia and other information. Thank you for your support!



Have a Rice Day! 
Recipe Booklet 

As part of our Have a Rice Day! campaign, we’d like you to share your favorite recipe(s) using rice. Louisiana cooking is all about the rice, so we know you have plenty of good recipes.

After the end of September, we’ll combine all entries into a Recipe Booklet that will be downloadable. We’ll even include recipes from our own kitchen.  

Click to submit your recipe and be on the lookout for the booklet in October. Thank you, and Have a Rice Day!

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