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Home Creations Builds “House” of Hope for Hungry Oklahomans

Collects Non-Perishable Donations for Regional Food Bank

 October 8, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY – Through Dec. 14, Home Creations is inviting homeowners and fellow Oklahomans to join them in the fight against hunger by bringing non-perishable donations to their model homes.  The donations will be used to build a house of cans, which will be donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

“Constructing a house with canned food will be a great visual reminder to all our employees and customers that we are responsible for not just building quality homes but a caring community,” said Anita Brown, director of sales and marketing of Home Creations.  “We hope that by asking the community to contribute to this drive, we can help feed thousands of Oklahomans who struggle with hunger every day.”

Donations will be collected at 14 Home Creations communities in Edmond, Piedmont, Yukon, Mustang, Midwest City, Moore and Norman. Visit www.HomeCreations.com/HouseOfCans for a complete list of location with driving directions.

Most needed non-perishable items include: canned meats, vegetables, and fruit; rice and beans; peanut butter; and packaged meals.  Every dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank will provide five meals for hungry Oklahomans.

“Donations are needed more than ever,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank.  “We want to thank our friends at Home Creations for helping their neighbors in need.”

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.

Join the fight against childhood hunger in Oklahoma today.  Tax deductible donations can also be made online at regionalfoodbank.org or by calling 405.972.1111.

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 455 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.

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