(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Feb. 14, 2020 - Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores corporate employees helped "Share the Love" this Valentine's Day by partnering with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to help provide thousands of meals to Oklahomans living with food insecurity.
The group of more than 150 Love's Travel Stops volunteers spent the sixth annual "Share the Love" event packing and sorting food donations at the Regional Food Bank while a group of 30 Love’s Travel Stops employees assisted clients as they shopped for food and restocked shelves at Moore Food & Resource Center.
“Valentine’s Day is special in many ways to us at Love’s but sharing the love in our community and with the Regional Food Bank is one of the best things we do,” said Jenny Love Meyer, chief culture officer at Love’s Travel Stops. “The team at the Regional Food Bank is dedicated to their mission in fighting against hunger and we are proud to work alongside them in helping others across the state.”
"Share the Love" began as a way to commemorate Love's Travel Stops’ 50th anniversary in 2014 and has now become an annual event. The company spends the day giving back to the Oklahoma City community, the home of their corporate headquarters. The organization first partnered with the Regional Food Bank in 1993. During that time, Love’s Travel Stops and its employees have volunteered 4,084 hours and helped provide 957,600 meals through donations.
“It is only fitting that Love’s Travel Stops chooses to spread kindness throughout the community on Valentine’s Day,” said Kendra Loper, chief community engagement officer at the Regional Food Bank. “Their hard work will help to provide thousands of meals to those living with food insecurity in central and western Oklahoma.”
One in six Oklahomans are food insecure. The Regional Food Bank works with its network of more than 1,300 community-based partner agencies to provide food to 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma.
The Regional Food Bank encourages metro companies to join Love’s Travel Stops in spreading kindness by joining the organization for a volunteer shift. Volunteer shifts are great for teambuilding and are offered Monday through Saturday, including several evening shifts. Visit rfbo.org/volunteer to view all available opportunities or contact Whitney Atteberry, volunteer center administrative coordinator at the Regional Food Bank, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 405-600-3161.
For more information about Love’s Travel Stops visit loves.com.