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Crest Foods Takes A Swing at Hunger

Golf Tournament Raised More than $60,000 and 183,000 Pounds of Food

October 15, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY – Crest Foods donated $60,280 and seven truckloads of product to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  This donation will provide nearly more than 150,000 meals for hungry Oklahoma families, seniors, and children and provide 301 backpacks to chronically hungry children over the school year through the Food for Kids Backpack Program.

“The Regional Food Bank was selected, for the sixth year in a row, as the charity of choice for the 24th Annual Crest Foods Invitational Golf Tournament,” said Crest Owner Bruce Harroz.  “Crest Foods believes in helping the Regional Food Bank in the fight against hunger and we were pleased to be able to partner with them again on this event.”

With the help of companies like Crest, the Regional Food Bank is able to provide enough food to feed 90,000 hungry Oklahomans each week throughout central and western Oklahoma, where one in four children struggles with hunger every day.  Through the Backpack Program, children receive a backpack full of kid-friendly, non-perishable and nutritious food every Friday to sustain them over weekends and school holidays.

“We value our partnership with Crest Foods and appreciate all their efforts to help raise food, funds and awareness to benefit more Oklahomans in need,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “In just six years, through this tournament, Crest has donated more than $183,000 and 912,000 pounds of food for hungry Oklahomans.  We cannot thank them enough for their support!”

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the largest private hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. The majority of those served by the Regional Food Bank are children, seniors living on fixed incomes and working families who cannot make ends meet. 

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. In Fiscal Year 2012, the nonprofit distributed 42.2 million pounds of food and products through a network of nearly 1,000 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Each week, the organization provides enough food to feed more than 90,000 hungry Oklahomans.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the Regional Food Bank, visit www.regionalfoodbank.org or call 405.972.1111.  Connect online with the Regional Food Bank at twitter.com/rfbo or facebook.com/regionalfoodbank.

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is a private, 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that acts as a link through which the food industry and community may donate food and other goods. The products are then distributed to nearly 1,000 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. In fiscal year 2012, the Food Bank distributed 42.2 million pounds of food and product to help the charitable community effectively feed people in need. Since its inception in 1980, the Food Bank has distributed more than 456 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.

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