(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Nov. 13, 2018 – In early November, Devon Energy employees and their families helped fight hunger in seven communities in central and western Oklahoma: El Reno, Geary, Hinton, Kingfisher, Lomega, Watonga and Weatherford. In partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Devon distributed Holiday Care and Share boxes full of canned goods, pasta, ham, bread, potatoes and fresh produce to 805 families.
“One of Devon’s core values is being a good neighbor in the communities where we live and work,” said Tangi Smith, community relations specialist at Devon. “Our employees love the opportunity to continue our partnership with the Regional Food Bank and serve western Oklahoma communities.”
The distribution provided nutritious food at a time of year that too many families in the communities are facing hardships, especially with the holidays fast approaching. Families like Misti’s, who received a Care and Share box in Watonga.
“This food bank is helping a large, single income family with provisions,” she said. “Your generosity is greatly appreciated.”
One in six Oklahomans lives with hunger every day. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and families struggling to make ends meet.
“We are so grateful to Devon and their employees who volunteer their time to distribute these food boxes to the families in these rural communities who need food assistance,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Devon’s thoughtfulness is helping to ensure these families can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal.”
For more information about the Regional Food Bank, please visit rfbo.org or call 405-972-1111.
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.