2013 Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers Food Drive
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers’ Food and Fund Drive in May! More than 885,000 pounds of food and $1.3 was raised, which will provide more than 7.3 million meals to help with disaster and hunger relief efforts.
Nearly 200 metro businesses joined post offices in 129 cities for the food and fund drive. The following individuals and businesses were presented with awards to recognize their role in the food drive:
- Devon Energy Corporation -- raised the most money, the most meals and the most pounds overall by a company with 500+ employees, taking home three awards. Devon, and its employees, donated $936,600 to the food drive, which accounted for 70 percent of the total raised. In total, the organization donated 15,399 pounds of food and $936,600, which will provide 4,695,833 meals for Oklahomans.
- Express Employment Professionals – raised the most pounds in the metro.
- Seagate -- raised the most meals by a company with 100 or less employees.
- First United Bank -- raised the most meals by a company with 100-499 employees.
- Food Drive Chairs Bob Bearden, Brecklyn Ferrell, David Miller, Phil Cook and Steve Riggs were all recognized for their leadership.
The Regional Food Bank opened a Disaster Distribution Center in Moore, located at 2635 North Shields, to assist Oklahomans who were affected by the E5 tornado on May 20. The Distribution Center is a client choice pantry that allows families shop for what they need in a grocery store setting. The nonprofit is also providing food and assistance to other areas that were impacted from the storms in cooperation with other disaster relief agencies.
The following cities participated in the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive: Ada, Altus, Alva , Anadarko, Arapaho, Ardmore, Atoka , Beaver, Beggs, Bethany, Bethel Acres, Binger, Blackwell, Blanchard, Bray, Bristow, Buffalo, Burns Flat, Calera, Carnegie, Cashion, Chandler, Cherokee, Chickasha, Choctaw, Clinton, Coalgate, Colbert, Comanche, Cordell, Crescent, Cushing, Cyril, Davis, Duncan, Durant, Edmond, El Reno, Elgin, Elk City, Enid, Erick, Fairview, Fletcher, Frederick, Geary, Geronimo, Goodwell, Grandfield, Granite, Guthrie, Guymon, Harrah, Healdton , Hennessey, Hinton, Hobart, Holdenville, Hooker, Jones, Kingfisher, Kingston, Konawa, Langston, Lawton, Leon, Lexington, Lindsay , Lone Grove, Luther, Madill, Mangum, Mannford, Marlow, Marietta, McLoud, Medford, Meeker , Midwest City, Minco , Moore, Mooreland, Mounds, Mustang, Newalla, Newcastle, Ninnekah, Norman, Okemah, Oklahoma City, Pauls Valley, Pawnee, Perkins, Piedmont , Ponca City, Prague, Purcell, Ringling, Rush Springs, Sayre, Seminole, Shattuck, Shawnee, Snyder, Spencer, Stillwater, Stratford, Stroud, Sweetwater, Tecumseh, Thackerville, The Village, Tishomingo, Tonkawa , Tuttle, Union City, Walters, Warr Acres, Waurika, Watonga, Waukomis, Weatherford, Wewoka, Wilson, Woodward, Wynnewood, Yale and Yukon.
The Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers’ Food and Fund Drive was presented by Executive Sponsors Devon Energy Corporation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The food drive was sponsored by: AFL CIO; BancFirst; Campell’s; Express Employment Professionals; Feeding America; Homeland Grocery Stores; Lamar Outdoor Advertising; La Zeta, Linn Energy; Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores; Magic 104.1 KMGL; Mercy; the National Association of Letter Carriers; the National Association of Rural Letter Carriers; Natural Gas & Energy Association; News 9; 107.7 KRXO; OGE Energy Corp.; Oklahoma City Firefighters Assoc. Local 157; the Oklahoman; Oklahoma Natural Gas, a Division of ONEOK; 92.5 – KOMA; 93.3 – JAKE FM; Riverwind Casino; SandRidge Energy; Seagate Technology; Telemundo; Tyler Outdoor; United Way of Central Oklahoma; the United States Postal Service; United Supermarkets; and Valpak.
For more information contact Angie Gaines at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-604-7109.