(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Nov. 18, 2019 - Devon Energy employees and their families recently partnered with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to provide Holiday Care and Share boxes of canned goods, ham, bread, potatoes and fresh produce to more than 800 families in seven communities in central and western Oklahoma: El Reno, Geary, Hinton, Kingfisher, Lomega, Watonga and Weatherford.
“In every community, there are vulnerable people who have trouble getting enough food,” said Tangi Smith, community relations specialist at Devon. “Putting smiles on our neighbors’ faces and warm food on their tables is an invaluable experience.”
With the holidays fast approaching, the distribution helps to provide nutritious food to the one in six Oklahomans who live with food insecurity every day. Families like Kasey's, who received a Care and Share box in Geary, are grateful for the assistance.
"This time during the holiday season finances are tighter than usual, so this helps me feel like we will have a decent Thanksgiving this year," Kasey said.
Oklahoma is the fifth hungriest state in the nation. The Regional Food Bank serves 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma and on average serves 600,000 unduplicated individuals a year.
"We are so grateful to Devon Energy for helping to provide a Thanksgiving meal to those living with food insecurity in the communities where its employees live and work every day," said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive of the Regional Food Bank. "This effort wouldn't be a success without the hard work of Devon employees and their families who volunteer their time to distribute the food."
Learn more about the Regional Food Bank's fight against hunger in Oklahoma by visiting rfbo.org.