Hungry to Help

Express Employment Donated $6,267 and 160 Hours of Service to Regional Food Bank

(OKLAHOMA CITY) - June 20, 2017 –   On June 10, Express Employment Professionals shared the results of their annual Brand It Blue Day, which benefited the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  In total, $6,267 was raised, which will provide 31,335 meals for Oklahoma families who are struggling to put food on the table this this summer. More than 60 Express Employment Professionals employees also donated 160 hours of service on Saturday, and packed enough food to provide 13,657 meals for Oklahomans struggling with hunger this summer.

“Through the efforts of Express employees and their friends and family, our hope is to stamp out hunger in Oklahoma through the donation of time and money,” said Bob Funk, chief executive officer and chairman of the board for Express Employment Professionals. “Brand It Blue Day falls during an important time of year when many kids go hungry without the promise of meal assistance from their schools. We are very proud to partner with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to make a difference in the state.”

Over the last four years through Brand It Blue Day, Express Employment Professionals has made fighting hunger in Oklahoma a priority.  Thanks to their continued support, the organization has donated enough food and funds to provide thousands of meals for Oklahomans who face hunger every day.

“Thank you, Express Employment Professionals and employees, for your commitment to fighting hunger in Oklahoma,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.  “Children should never have to worry where their next meal is coming from.”

‘Brand It Blue’ is a national effort to fight hunger.  Across the U.S., more than 225 Express offices partnered with food banks, like the Regional Food Bank, to help fight hunger.

One in six Oklahomans has inconsistent access to food.  Join Express Employment in making it a hunger free summer for children, families and seniors.  Donate online at regionalfoodbank.org/summer or call 405-600-3136.

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.

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