Dell Advances Regional Food Bank’s Technology, Supports Mission

Partners with Nonprofit in “Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope”

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – March 14, 2018 – Recently, Dell EMC OKC donated more than 40 pieces of computer equipment to assist the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma with fighting hunger more efficiently. 

“Dell’s generous contribution helps our staff be more efficient at their jobs, which means we are able to help more Oklahomans living with hunger,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.  “The company also supports our mission of ‘Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope’ through volunteerism, workplace giving, and food donations. We are incredibly grateful for their partnership.”

Since 2005, Dell EMC OKC, and its employees, have provide 1,613,025 meals for chronically hungry children, seniors on fixed incomes and hardworking families.  Each week, an average of 30 Dell EMC employees volunteer their time sorting and packing donations at the Regional Food Bank.  Dell EMC also supports the Regional Food Bank’s efforts through special events like Chefs’ Feast, which is on April 10.  This year alone, Dell EMC purchased two patron tables to attend the event and are providing laptops for the fundraising raffle.

“Dell EMC is grateful for the work the Regional Food Bank does and we are honored to partner with them to help fight hunger in Oklahoma,” said Ben Stephenson, Dell EMC OKC. “Our longstanding partnership with the Regional Food Bank gives us the opportunity to put our technology and resources to work to make a difference in the community, which is one of our greatest passions.”

Oklahoma is the sixth hungriest state in the nation, where one in six adults experience hunger.  The Regional Food Bank provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 Oklahomans every week, yet the need for food assistance continues to rise.

Together, we can end hunger.  Oklahomans can double the impact of their gifts to help feed even more seniors on fixed incomes.  Through March 15, donations to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to fight senior hunger will be matched – up to $100,000. Together, we can make sure every senior has access to nutritious, healthy food.  Make a donation today at feedokseniors.org or call 405-600-3136.  After the match is met, every $1 donated will provide four meals for seniors living with hunger.  For more information on Chefs’ Feast visit chefsfeast.org.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
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.

About Dell EMC
Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

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