(Oklahoma City) – Jan. 4, 2018 – Although the holidays are over, there is still time to donate to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Holiday Match campaign. Through Jan. 15, financial donations made to the nonprofit will be matched, up to $600,000, thanks to APMEX.com, the Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation.
“We’re very fortunate, our family and our business, and we wanted to give back to the community,” said John Cresap with the Cresap Family Foundation. “Food is a basic need, and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma provides that to a lot of people throughout the state of Oklahoma.”
The Regional Food Bank typically provides five meals for every dollar donated; however, through this match, a $1 donation will provide the equivalent of 10 meals for hungry Oklahomans in 53 central and western counties. After the match is met, every $1 donated will provide five meals for Oklahomans struggling to put food on the table.
“This campaign provides a significant source of funding for the Regional Food Bank’s efforts to feed hungry Oklahomans year-round,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “If you haven’t had a chance to give yet, or if you’d like to make another donation, there’s still time to help the one in six Oklahomans with inconsistent access to healthy food.”
Oklahoma ranks among the hungriest states in America. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes, and hardworking families who cannot make ends meet.
Together, we can end hunger. To make a tax-deductible donation to the Regional Food Bank, call 405-600-3136 or visit regionalfoodbank.org. Donations can also be mailed to:
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 270968
Oklahoma City, OK, 73137-0968
“Thank you for your generosity,” said Fitzgerald. “Your gifts provide hope, in the form of food, to our Oklahoma neighbors who need it the most.”
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 Oklahomans living with hunger. 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.