(Moore, Okla.) – Dec. 21, 2017 – In this season of giving, gifts made to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Moore Food & Resource Center have twice the impact. BancFirst continues to match all donations made to the Moore FRC by volunteers – up to $10,000. Once met, this match will provide the equivalent of 100,000 meals for chronically hungry children, hardworking families struggling to make ends meet and seniors with inconsistent access to healthy food in Moore, Norman and south Oklahoma City.
“I think about the children that live in Oklahoma whose family cannot afford a basic meal; children who may go to bed tonight with nothing in their stomachs,” said Skyler Parker, executive director of the Moore FRC. “By working together, we can help our neighbors struggling to make ends meet. A $1 donation typically provides five meals; however, every dollar donated through the match will have twice the impact and provide 10 meals to help fight hunger.”
Last month, the Moore FRC served 2,106 families with nutritious food and connected them to community resources; distributed 168 boxes of food to seniors; and filled nearly 200 backpacks full of food for students. Yet, the need is still great. In Cleveland County alone, 1,800 adults and 11,550 children live with hunger every day. Neighbors like Frank, who is diabetic and on disability. Prior to shopping at the Moore FRC, Frank admits to begging for money on the streets so he could buy food.
“But now, I rely upon the Moore Food & Resource Center and it’s a blessing,” he said. “It’s like a supermarket experience and that extra help gets me through the month.”
Donations can be made to the Moore Feeding More match at the Moore FRC, located at 2635 N. Shields in Moore, Okla., or online at moorefeedingmore.org.
The Moore FRC needs volunteers year-round. Volunteers are needed to help clients shop for food, stock the shelves and assist with other tasks. Bilingual volunteers are also needed. Volunteers must be at least eight years old and children under 16 must have a parent, guardian or group leader present with them while volunteering. To view available opportunities and register to volunteer, visit www.moorefrc.org or contact Rebecca at 405-600-3188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Moore FRC offers client-choice shopping that allows clients to select the foods they need and want in a supermarket-like setting. The center places an emphasis on nutritious foods, especially fresh fruit and vegetables.
About the Moore Food & Resource Center
The Moore Food & Resource Center is a program of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The Moore FRC offers client-choice shopping that allows clients to select the foods they need and want in a supermarket-like setting. The center places an emphasis on nutritious foods, especially fresh fruit and vegetables. The Moore FRC opened in 2014 and serves more than 2,100 families a month. In addition to providing access to nutritious food, the center also allows volunteers and staff more opportunities to interact with clients and find additional ways they can be of service. See hours of operation at www.moorefrc.org.
With assets of more than $7.2 billion, BancFirst is Oklahoma’s largest state-chartered bank with locations in more than 50 communities across the state. BancFirst is a publicly-held company and is listed on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol BANF. More information can be found at www.bancfirst.com.