(OKLAHOMA CITY) Nov. 10, 2017 – Thanks to Devon Energy’s annual ‘Give for Good’ campaign, the company and its employees raised $1 million for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma during September. This generous donation will provide the equivalent of 5 million meals for children and families who need it the most this fall.
Fall can be a difficult season for families working to put food on the table. As the weather changes and utility bills start to climb, more Oklahomans, like Frank, turn to the Regional Food Bank for help. Until recently, Frank had to manage his monthly fixed income to pay medical bills that come with being a diabetic, next priority was his rent, then his utility bills that increase during the winter months and, if there was anything left over, food.
Thanks to the Regional Food Bank’s Moore Food & Resource Center, Frank now has access to healthy, nutritious food each month. Before discovering the FRC, Frank admits to begging for money on the street or even digging for food out of a dumpster. “But now, I rely upon the Moore Food & Resource Center and it’s a blessing,” he said.
Since 1980, the Regional Food Bank has increased its programs and services to help close the hunger gap that exists for far too many Oklahomans. Thanks to support from organizations like Devon, last year the Regional Food Bank distributed more than 52 million pounds of food through a network of 1,300 community-based partner agencies, charitable feeding programs and schools throughout 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.
Together, we can solve hunger. To make a donation, call 405-972-1111 or visit regionalfoodbank.org/donate.
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 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 613 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.