WHAT: Teams of Devon Energy employees will assemble 40-pound boxes of food for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s partner agencies during the seventh annual Devon Energy Stuff the Truck event. Devon employees will pack thousands of pounds of canned food into pantry boxes during this team-building event, which begins at 8 a.m. and continues through 2 p.m.
During last year’s Stuff the Truck, Devon employees sorted more than 250,000 pounds of food, enough to fill six tractor-trailers, to help Oklahomans struggling with hunger. The work done by Devon’s volunteers would have taken the Regional Food Bank's volunteer center approximately seven days to complete. That equates to a savings of nearly $4,600 in labor costs.
The donated food comes from the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. On May 13, letter carriers in 195 cities collected non-perishable food donations on their routes to fight hunger throughout the state.
WHY: As the state’s largest, private, domestic hunger-relief charity, the Regional Food Bank distributes enough food to feed more than 126,000 people each week through its network of partner agencies and schools. Yet it still isn’t enough. To meet the growing demand, the Regional Food Bank is collecting food and funds through the Feeding Hope Food Drive. More than 125 businesses will hold food drives to benefit the nonprofit through May 19.
WHO: Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank, and more than 400 Devon employees working together to Stuff the Truck.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 23 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.
WHERE: The Cox Center, Exhibit Hall A, located at 1 Myriad Gardens in OKC
Photo Ops: Devon Energy employees will be racing to pack more than 250,000 pounds of canned food items into 40-pound pantry boxes. A local DJ will be onsite to keep the employees motivated and moving.
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.