Sharing and Caring Across Rural Oklahoma Communities

Devon Energy, EnLink Employees Help Feed Families During the Holidays

 

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Nov. 27, 2017 - On Saturday, Nov. 18, Devon Energy and EnLink employees helped fight hunger in seven communities in central and western Oklahoma: El Reno, Geary, Hinton, Kingfisher, Lomega, Watonga and Weatherford. In partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Devon and EnLink employees distributed Holiday Care and Share boxes full of canned goods, pasta, ham, bread, potatoes and fresh produce to 805 families.

“One of Devon’s core values is being a good neighbor in the communities where we live and work,” said Tangi Smith, community relations specialist at Devon. “Our employees love the opportunity to continue our partnership with the Regional Food Bank and serve western Oklahoma communities.”

The distribution couldn’t have come at a better time, as many Oklahoma families struggle to make ends meet and often find themselves without enough nutritious food during the holiday season. Families like William Mulvaney’s, who received a Care and Share box in Weatherford.

“I didn’t think we would have Thanksgiving until I heard of this,” he said. “It’s everything to us. Thank you!”

One in six Oklahomans lives with hunger every day. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and families struggling to make ends meet. Last year, the Regional Food Bank distributed 52 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,300 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Yet, there is still a need among too many fellow Oklahomans.

“Many of our neighbors live with hunger not only during the holiday season but year-round,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.  “We want to thank Devon and EnLink and their employees for fighting hunger in Oklahoma. We so appreciate your generosity in this season of sharing.”

For more information about the Regional Food Bank, please 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 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.

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