Inmates are distributing green barrels to 32 locations across the county, hoping people will fill them with non-perishable food.
The drive benefits the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, and it has recieved more than 25,000 pounds of food since the drives started five years ago.
This year the Sheriff's Office also started a garden to complement the food drive, and Major Gene Drake says it has produced 5,000 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables for donation already.
"It feels good," Drake says. "It feels great that you can do this and it's a real need in Benton County.
The inmates pick up the food and deliver it to the bank on a weekly basis, and the drive will run through December 21st.