Dolese Delivers a Strong Foundation in the Fight Against Hunger

$20,000 Donation Match Kicks Off at Regional Food Bank

(OKLAHOMA CITY)  – Feb. 1, 2017– Throughout 2017, Dolese will match all donations made to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma through the nonprofit’s Volunteer Center – up to $20,000. Once met, this match will provide the equivalent of 200,000 meals for chronically hungry children, hardworking families and seniors with inconsistent access to food.

“Dolese and its employees believe in the importance of playing an active role in the communities where we work, live and play,” said Dolese Communications and Community Relations Director Kermit Frank. "Upon hearing about this opportunity and knowing Oklahoma’s need to address hunger in our communities, we were excited to lend our support to this unique landmark initiative. Dolese saw a natural fit with mission of the Regional Food Bank as our employees enjoy routinely volunteering here. We look forward to using this opportunity to multiply our efforts. We invite and challenge others to join us in the fight to end hunger in Oklahoma.”

Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation.  In fact, one in six Oklahomans struggles with hunger. Thanks to volunteers and donors, the Regional Food Bank provides enough food to feed 126,000 Oklahomans every week.

“Through the Dolese Delivers Match, every dollar donated by volunteers will provide 10 meals for our neighbors struggling to put food on the table,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “I want to thank Dolese and our volunteers for delivering a strong foundation in the fight against hunger.”

Donations can be made to the Dolese Delivers Match in the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s volunteer center, located at 3355 S. Purdue in Oklahoma City.  Donations can also be made at fighthungerfaster.org or a $25 donation can be made by texting** the word FOOD to 501501.

Last fiscal year, more than 42,000 volunteers donated nearly 203,000 hours of their time at the Regional Food Bank.    Volunteers are needed year-round to help fight hunger.  Tasks include: bagging and boxing food products, boxing bread, packing Food for Kids bags and more.  The Regional Food Bank welcomes both individual and group volunteers.  Shifts are available Monday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. To view available opportunities and register to volunteer, visit regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer.

For more information about the Dolese Delivers Match, contact Lisa Pitsiri at lpitsiri@regionalfoodbank.org or 405-604-7114.

Founded in 1902, Oklahoma-City based construction materials provider Dolese operates more than 70 facilities with over 1,100 employees in two states. They take great pride in supporting and improving communities around them.

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private 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. For more information about the Regional Food Bank visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-972-1111.

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.

About Dolese Bros. Co.
For over a century, Dolese Bros. Co. has provided construction materials for our communities to build a better world around us. The company’s commitment to customer service and product quality has helped it grow from its humble beginnings to today’s operation of more than 70 facilities with over 1,100 employees in two states. For more information, please visit the Dolese Bros. Co. website at www.dolese.com.

Text to Give**
A one-time donation of ($25) will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. All donations must be authorized by the account holder. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. User must be age 18 or older or have parental permission to participate. By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. Service is available on most carriers. Message & Data Rates May Apply. Donations are collected for the benefit of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.hmgf.org/t. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code 501501 text HELP to 501501 for help.

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