Other Ways to Donate
At the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, we rely on donations from people like you to help make food available to the 675,000 Oklahomans who need it. We want to make it easy for you to donate in whatever way is most convenient to you.
To speak with our Director of Development, call David Quirk at 405-604-7111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like to send your check or money order through the mail, please make checks payable to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and mail to:
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
3355 S. Purdue
P.O. Box 270968
Oklahoma City, OK 73137-0968
By Wire Transfer
If you would like to donate by wire transfer, please contact Deb Bunting for instructions or call 405-600-3139.
In Honor or In Memory
Every day more and more people are choosing alternative gift options for birthdays, holidays, memorials and many other occasions.
You can always make a donation in honor of or in memory of someone any time you donate. Please note that you will receive the tax receipt and benefit. We will send a card notifying either the honoree or the deceased person's family that a gift was made in their honor.
Use our Honor and Memorial page. Be sure to check the box saying that this gift is in honor of or in memory of someone. You will be prompted for honoree information at that time. We will send a card notifying the honoree that a gift has been made in their honor.
Simply include a note when you mail in your donation explaining that this gift is in honor of or in memory of someone and including any recipient information if you want us to send a card notifying him/her of the donation.
To speak with our Vice President of Marketing and Development, call Dawn Burroughs at 405-604-7115 or email email@example.com.
Stocks, Securities and Mutual Funds
Each year, many of our committed donors support the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma with gifts of stock or mutual fund shares. These gifts may enable you to realize tax benefits while giving you the satisfaction of helping the state's largest and most effective private hunger-relief charity.
If you own appreciated securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds held by you for more than one year), donating them to the Regional Food Bank may allow you to reduce or avoid more capital gains taxes and receive a federal income tax charitable deduction.
You can also designate the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoman as the beneficiary of your securities; please contact your broker for more information about this simple way to support domestic hunger relief.
This type of gift can be especially appealing if you are holding shares that have appreciated significantly in value but yield a low dividend.
If you have a specific question about donating stock or securities, please contact Laura Glover at 405-604-7111.
Learn about legacy giving, bequests, gift annuities and charitable trusts; or choose to donate through real estate. Planned gifts are always appreciated, so we encourage you to find the means of giving that suits you best.
Employee Giving (Donate through Payroll or Workplace Giving Campaigns)
One of the easiest ways to support The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is through payroll deduction with your employer. Many companies allow their employees to automatically have funds deducted from their paycheck on either a one-time basis or recurring each pay period.
Speak with your Human Resources Department to see if your company has such a program in place. If they do not, consider letting them know that you're interested. If you gain enough support among your colleagues, they may consider implementing one. If your company doesn't offer payroll deduction, inquire about whether they run seasonal workplace giving campaigns that they conduct through organizations such as United Way. This might be another opportunity to designate funds to The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
If you have additional questions or want to hear more examples of how to start a workplace giving campaign at your place of work please contact Melanie Anthony at 604-7114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're organizing a workplace giving campaign at your company, consider these strategies for success:
- Set a goal with your employees. Establish a dollar goal. How much was raised last year? Try to increase this amount by 10 to 15 percent. You may also consider setting an overall employee participation rate – for example, striving to have 60 percent of employees participating. You'll find greater success if the employees are engaged in establishing these goals.
- If your company matches employee gifts don't forget to tell your team. If your company does not regularly match gifts, consider setting a one-time amount for a specific time period. For example, for every $1 given to The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma the company will match up to $5,000. Be sure to announce that employee gifts will be doubled, it usually boosts participation!
- Establish a campaign committee with staff from each department represented. The staff should be non-management staff and have a wide appeal to peers. This takes the appearance of management pressure out of the process. Some companies also put a steering committee together of management staff to engage their participation as well. The non-management committee is a great leadership and training opportunity and can help put a tremendous amount of energy into your campaign. Consider having a steering committee meeting at the Food Bank, where the committee can take a tour of the facility and learn more about how their participation will make an impact.
- Have employees who have participated give testimonials. It is better coming from someone considered a peer. We also recommend that the CEO give an endorsement.
- Stress how easy it is to give via payroll deduction.
- Establish rewards for participation, such as pizza parties, extra days off, jeans day,or something of value to your employees.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift to:
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Matching Gift Processing
3355 S. Purdue
P. O. Box 270968
Oklahoma City, OK 73137-0968
We will do the rest. The effect of your gift to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
If your company does not currently match employee contributions, try speaking with your Human Resource department and let them know the issues you support. You can ask them if they would consider changing their matching gift policy.
If you would like to contact us with any questions or concerns about matching gifts, please send an email with your name and contact information to Melanie Anthony 405-604-7114.