(OKLAHOMA CITY) – May 29, 2018 -– On Tuesday, May 22, 440 Devon Energy employees helped the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma by sorting and packing nonperishable food into pantry boxes during the eighth annual Stuff the Truck event. The Devon Energy employees packed 242,542 pounds of food into 40-pound boxes, enough to fill more than more than six tractor trailers.
“Devon Energy and its employees prove time and time again that they are truly committed to helping us feed Oklahomans living with hunger,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “We are so appreciative of Devon Energy’s support of our mission, “Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope.”
Devon Energy employees, competing on 44 teams, assembled 6,063 boxes of nonperishable food items, each box weighing 40 pounds. The donated food was the result of the annual Stamp Out Hunger Letter Carrier Food Drive. On May 12, letter carriers in 194 central and western Oklahoma communities collected food donations left by residents along their routes. The food packed at the Devon Energy Stuff the Truck event was donated in the Oklahoma City metro area. The food collected in other communities benefitted Regional Food Bank partner agencies in those communities.
“Stuff the Truck is a wonderful community-oriented event,” said Jeremy Humphers, senior vice president and chief accounting officer of Devon Energy. “Throughout the day, our employees showcased teamwork and friendly competition, all to provide the greatest possible benefit to the Regional Food Bank and our community. We enjoy partnering with the Regional Food Bank, and I’m thankful more than 400 of our employees contributed their time and abilities to fight hunger experienced by far too many of our neighbors.”
Together, we can solve hunger. For more information about the Regional Food Bank or to make a donation, call 405-600-3136 or visit regionalfoodbank.org/givenow.
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 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 653 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.