OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 9, 2020) - The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will host a virtual fundraising event – “Feeding Hope: On the Front Lines for 40 years, presented by Love’s Travel Stops” – on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The event is in commemoration of the nonprofit’s 40th anniversary and will include two performances from music superstar and fellow Oklahoman Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani. Tickets may be purchased at feedinghope.org.
“We are looking forward to sharing a bit about our 40 years of fighting hunger as well as our response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Deb Bunting, interim CEO of the Regional Food Bank. “We are thrilled and so appreciative that our friend and fellow Oklahoman Blake Shelton will perform two songs featuring Gwen Stefani.”
“The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has worked tirelessly for 40 years to ensure Oklahomans have access to nutritious food,” said Jenny Love Meyer, chief culture officer and executive vice president of Love’s. “We couldn’t be prouder to be a part of this big night, which will help the Regional Food Bank continue its vital mission.”
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at feedinghope.org. Use the code “CELEBRATE” to receive a $10 discount when ordering your ticket. This discount is good through Sept. 18. BancFirst is the event’s underwriting sponsor.
The Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest nonprofit with the mission of fighting hunger feeding hope in central and western Oklahoma. With a network of more than 1,300 community-based partner agencies, the Regional Food Bank distributed 56.5 million pounds of food last year, providing more than 47 million meals to Oklahomans facing food insecurity.
About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the nation’s leading travel stop network with 530 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 27,000 people. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love’s has more than 390 truck service centers, which include on-site and stand-alone Speedco and Love’s Truck Care locations. Love’s and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network. Love’s is committed to providing customers with “Clean Places, Friendly Faces” at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is leading the fight against hunger in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma and envisions a state where everyone, regardless of circumstance, has access to nutritious food. Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state's largest hunger-relief 501(c)(3) nonprofit that distributes food through a network of community-based partner agencies and schools. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. The Regional Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks. To join the fight to end hunger, visit rfbo.org.