BC Clark Jewelers Donates Nearly $3,400 to Regional Food Bank

Donation Provides 16,975 Meals for Oklahomans Struggling with Hunger

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Dec. 21, 2016 – Recently, BC Clark Jewelers donated $3,395 to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma through the company’s annual holiday party. This donation will provide the equivalent of 16,975 meals for children, families and seniors with inconsistent access to food in central and western Oklahoma.

“Every other year, we choose a local charity as the benefit of our annual holiday parties,” said Terri Benear, special events coordinator at BC Clark Jewelers.  “We are so pleased to partner with The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for 2016 and 2017.  The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is a wonderful cause and we look forward to partnering with them again next December!”

The Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest private hunger-relief organization, providing enough food to feed more than 126,000 hungry Oklahomans every week through a network of more than 1,300 charitable feeding programs. 

“BC Clark has been a longtime supporter of the Regional Food Bank,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “We thank them for their continued partnership in ‘Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope.’”

Thanks to a generous matching challenge from APMEX.com, the Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation every donation received through January 15 will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $600,000, for a total impact of $1.2 million.  To make a tax deductible donation call 405-600-3136 or visit regionalfoodbank.org.

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 52 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks.  The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 126,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 644 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.  For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.

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