(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Oct. 19, 2018 – Arvest Bank recently donated $15,000 to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma as part of the bank’s annual 1 Million Meals initiative. This donation will help provide the equivalent of 60,000 meals for the one in six Oklahomans who lives with hunger.
“Arvest Bank is committed to helping our neighbors in need of food assistance,” said Brenda Gauntt, Oklahoma City marketing manager for Arvest Bank. “We are proud of our associates who not only give to support the 1 Million Meals initiative, but also help to raise awareness about food insecurity in our communities.”
Since 2011, Arvest Bank has donated nearly $128,000 to the Regional Food Bank through the 1 Million Meals initiative.
“I want to thank Arvest Bank, its customers and employees for helping us fight hunger in Oklahoma,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Arvest Bank’s generous donation will help us provide nutritious food to our neighbors in need of food assistance.”
Arvest Bank’s 1 Million Meals is an annual fundraising event that encourages employees, customers and community members to participate in fundraising efforts and food drives in the more than 120 communities Arvest Bank serves. The event helps to increase awareness about the issue of hunger. In total, enough food and funds were raised to provide more than 1.8 million meals for Americans in need of food assistance in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
It’s never too late to join the fight against hunger in Oklahoma. Each dollar donated helps to provide the equivalent of four meals for Oklahomans with inconsistent access to food. For more information about the Regional Food Bank or to donate, call 405-600-3136 or visit www.rfbo.org.
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.
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 14 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.
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