(OKLAHOMA CITY) – May 24, 2017 – Yesterday, 460 Devon Energy employees helped the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma by sorting and filling pantry boxes with canned food during the seventh annual Stuff the Truck event. In a matter of four hours, Devon employees packed nearly 273,000 pounds of food into boxes, enough to fill more than seven tractor-trailers.
“We are humbled by the generous support of Devon Energy and its employees,” said Katie Fitzgerald, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “The work done by Devon’s volunteers would have taken the Regional Food Bank's volunteer center seven days to complete. That equates to a savings of nearly more than $5,000 in labor costs.”
More than 40 teams of Devon Energy employees assembled 6,816 boxes of food, which weighed 40 pounds each. The donated food comes from the Feeding Hope & Letter Carriers’ Food Drive.
Through the drive, more than 125 metro-area businesses are holding food drives during the month of May to fight hunger. Additionally, on Saturday, May 14, letter carriers in 195 central and western Oklahoma cities collected donations from mail boxes to benefit the Regional Food Bank and its partner agencies. The final results of the drive will be announced on June 26.
Together, we can make this a hunger free summer. For more information about the Regional Food Bank, or to make a donation, call 405-600-3136 or visit regionalfoodbank.org/summer.
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 653 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.