(Madill, Okla.) – Dec.22, 2016 – Recently, the Creekmore Masonic Lodge #74 donated $1,620 to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to fight hunger in central and western Oklahoma.
“For the third year, we held a raffle to help fight hunger,” said C.L. Cook, past master of Creekmore Masonic Lodge #74. “Over the last three years, $16,070 was raised for the Regional Food Bank, which has provided the equivalent of 80,350 meals for children, seniors and families with inconsistent access to food. Our Lodge is committed to supporting communities in Oklahoma.”
The Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest private hunger-relief organization, providing enough food to feed more than 126,000 hungry Oklahomans every week through a network of more than 1,300 charitable feeding programs.
Last fiscal year in Marshall County, the Regional Food Bank distributed 512,806 pounds of food to residents struggling with hunger. Year-round, the nonprofit works with Baptist Home for Girls, Family Christian Center Church - Madill, First Baptist Church Madill and Southern Oklahoma Nutrition Program – Madill to fight hunger in Marshall County.
Hunger never takes a holiday. Thanks to a generous matching challenge from APMEX.com, the Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation every donation received through January 15 will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $600,000, for a total impact of $1.2 million. To make a tax deductible donation call 405-600-3136 or visit regionalfoodbank.org.
For more information on the Lodge visit www.creekmore74.org.
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.