(MOORE) – August 12, 2019 - All donations made by volunteers at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Moore Food & Resource Center will be matched, up to $10,000, thanks to the Farmers Insurance Moore Feeding More campaign.
"No one should have to go without food," said Joe Bryant, Farmers Insurance board member. "Partnering with the Moore Food & Resource Center allows Farmers Insurance to directly impact the work that is being done to help those living with food insecurity in our community."
Through July 31, volunteers will have the opportunity to double their impact thanks to the Farmers Insurance match. Typically, every dollar donated to the Moore FRC helps to provide four meals to Oklahomans in need of food assistance. The Moore Feeding More campaign will ensure that every dollar a volunteer donates will help to provide eight meals.
For Skyler Parker, the Moore FRC executive director, helping provide food to those facing hunger is personal as he grew up in Moore. With two young daughters, Parker knows they have classmates who may not always know when they will eat again.
“It is important that those kids have the same opportunity as my daughters,” Parker said. “We are able to help make sure that those children and their families know that they will have food on their table. I want to thank Farmers Insurance for making this match possible and our volunteers for participating in this matching opportunity.”
The Moore FRC serves approximately 2,000 households a month for clients from south Oklahoma City, Moore and Norman. It is the only FRC owned and operated by the Regional Food Bank. In addition to distributing food, Moore FRC helps clients enroll in federal assistance programs and provides other available resources.
The Moore Feeding More Match helps clients like Mohauna. An illness forced her out of a job. The food she receives at the Moore FRC helps her stretch her budget throughout the month.
“If I didn’t have this place to come to for food, I can’t even imagine where I’d be. It means everything to me. If this weren’t here, I don’t know what I’d do. I’d probably be living on the street not able to pay my rent,” Mohauna said.
The previous Moore Feeding More campaign was sponsored by UltraThin Ribbons and Medals. The generous support of Moore FRC volunteers led to more than $42,000. BancFirst served as the sponsor for the first match.
Volunteers at Moore FRC help clients shop for food, stock shelves and assist with other tasks. Volunteers must be eight years old and all children under 16 must have a legal guardian present. Volunteer shifts can be found by visiting moorefrc.org.
Donations to the campaign can be made at Moore FRC, 2635 S. Shields in Moore, or online at moorefeedingmore.org.
About the Moore Food & Resource Center
The Moore FRC, which is owned and operated by the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, provides food and resources to Moore, Norman and south Oklahoma City residents. In addition to offering client-choice shopping, Moore FRC connects clients to a variety of resources, like medical and dental care. The center places an emphasis on nutritious foods, especially fresh fruit and vegetables. The Moore FRC opened in 2013 and serves 2,000 families a month. Learn more at moorefrc.org or call 405-600-3188.
About Farmers Insurance
"Farmers Insurance®" and "Farmers®" are tradenames for a group of affiliated insurers providing insurance for automobiles, homes and small businesses and a wide range of other insurance and financial services and products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 5 million households with over 15 million individual policies nationally, through the efforts of more than 45,000 exclusive and independent agents and approximately 20,000 employees. Farmers Insurance Exchange®, the largest of the three primary insurers that make up Farmers Insurance, is recognized as one of the largest U.S. companies on the 2019 Fortune 500 list.
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.