Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma – 1 Million Meals Food Partner

Wednesday, September 09 at 06:05 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is proud to partner with 50+ organizations, including the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, in the bank’s fifth annual 1 Million Meals initiative to raise one million meals for the food insecure in the 120+ communities the bank serves. 

WHO: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.* Connect with them on Facebook* and Twitter.*

WHERE: 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

WHAT: Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private domestic hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed 47.8 million pounds of food and products through a network of nearly 1,200 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. The Regional Food Bank provides enough food to feed more than 110,000 people each week, 37 percent of which are children. The majority of those served by the Regional Food Bank are children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families who cannot make ends meet.  

WHEN: Arvest Bank is accepting donations of both food and funds Sept. 2 – Oct. 31, 2015. Donations will be distributed to local food partners. 

WHY: Oklahoma consistently ranks among the hungriest states in America. According to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s website, one in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger every day.

HOW: You can make a donation through any of the following methods:
  • Donate via Phone – Customers can make a $1 (or more) donation by calling (866) 952-9523.
  • Donate via Mail – Mail a check to Arvest Bank Operations, ATTN: 1MM, P.O. Box 799, Lowell, AR 72745. Include 1 Million Meals in the memo line of the check.
  • Purchase a Paper Can – Purchase a 1 Million Meals paper can for $1 at any Arvest Bank branch. Each paper can purchased funds five meals. Donations of larger amounts also accepted.
  • Drop Off Food Items – All Arvest Bank branch locations will be accepting nonperishable food items. Donated items will be delivered to local food partners for distribution.
Arvest will donate $1 on your behalf if you:
Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.
 
Tags: 1 Million Meals, Community Support, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Shawnee
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