(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Jan. 24, 2018 – Dolese Bros. Co. continues to strengthen its foundation in the fight against hunger. Throughout 2018, Dolese is matching donations made through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Volunteer Center – up to $30,000. The Dolese Delivers Match kicked off last year with a $25,000 match challenge – and volunteers stepped up to help fight hunger faster. In total, $35,867.74 was raised by volunteers in 2017, exceeding the match.
“Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation, with one in six residents are unsure where their next meal will come from,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “We appreciate Dolese’s continued support in the fight against hunger in Oklahoma, and our volunteers for helping us meet the match last year. The need for food assistance is still great and we are thankful for the $30,000 Dolese Delivers Match to help us fight hunger faster in Oklahoma.”
Every dollar donated through the Dolese Delivers Match provides 10 meals for chronically hungry children, seniors living on limited incomes and hardworking families struggling to put food on the table. Donations can be made to the Dolese Delivers Match at the Regional Food Bank’s Volunteer Center, located at 3355 S. Purdue in Oklahoma City. Online donations can be made at fighthungerfaster.org.
“Dolese and its employees believe in being good neighbors in the communities we serve, and that includes helping those in need of food assistance,” said Kermit Frank, Dolese’s director of communications and community relations. "No child or adult should ever have to worry about not having food. The match is a great opportunity for others to join with us in the fight to end hunger in Oklahoma.”
Dolese and its employees also support the Regional Food Bank through volunteerism and hosting food drives to benefit the nonprofit. In fact, since 2013 Dolese employees have donated 838 hours of their time to help in the fight against hunger.
Currently, more than 3,300 volunteer shifts are still available in February to fight hunger with the Regional Food Bank. Volunteer tasks include: bagging and boxing food products, preparing fresh food for distribution in Hope’s Kitchen, processing protein donations in the Protein Processing Center, stocking shelves at the Moore Food & Resource Center and assisting at mobile food distributions.
Volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals are available Monday through Saturday and include morning, afternoon and evening shifts. The Volunteer Center welcomes volunteers starting as young as eight years old. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. To view available opportunities and register to volunteer, visit regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-600-3161.
For more information about the Dolese Delivers Match, contact Jennifer Eckert at email@example.com or 405-600-3180.
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.
About Dolese Bros. Co.
Dolese Bros. Co., a longstanding construction materials business, supplies quality foundational building products used to construct and grow communities. Founded in 1902, the company’s commitment to customer service and product quality has helped it grow from its humble beginnings to today’s operation of more than 60 facilities with over 1,000 employees throughout Oklahoma. Dolese delivers on a mission to improve communities through its products, actions and support of local organizations. For more information, please visit the Dolese website at http://www.dolese.com/.