Dolese Delivers a Strong Foundation in the Fight Against Hunger

Company is Matching Donations Up To $20,000

(OKLAHOMA CITY)  – July 10, 2017 – Throughout 2017, Dolese Bros. Co. is matching all donations up to $20,000 made through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Volunteer Center. Once met, the Dolese Delivers Match will provide the equivalent of 200,000 meals for chronically hungry children, hardworking families and seniors with inconsistent access to food.

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

“Dolese and its employees believe in being good neighbors in the communities where we have a presence and that includes helping those that are less fortunate,” said Kermit Frank, Dolese’s director of communications and community relations. "No child or adult should ever have to worry about not having food. The match is a great opportunity for others to join with us in the fight to end hunger in Oklahoma.”

Dolese and its employees have long been supportive of the Regional Food Bank. To date, Dolese employees have donated more than 700 hours of their time to help in the fight against hunger. In addition, the company donated 2,570 pounds of food to the nonprofit this year alone.

“Through the Dolese Delivers Match, every dollar donated by volunteers that is then matched by Dolese 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.  “Oklahoma is one of the country’s hungriest states so we truly appreciate corporations like Dolese stepping up and helping us meet this most basic need.”

Right now, there is an urgent need for volunteers at the Regional Food Bank. The nonprofit welcomes both individual and group volunteers.  Shifts are available Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. To register to volunteer, visit regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer.

For more information about the Dolese Delivers Match, contact Jennifer Wilson at jwilson@regionalfoodbank.org or 405-600-3180.

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.
Since 1902, 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 and employs 1,000 workers in two states. For more information, please visit 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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