(Norman, Okla.) – Sept. 27, 2016 – Okie Express Auto Wash continues to feed hungry Oklahomans and support the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. On September 20, owner Mike North presented a $5,000 check from the grand opening of their location at 2450 W. Main in Norman, Okla.
“Every dollar donated provides the equivalent of five meals for our hungry Oklahoma neighbors,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank. “We are so appreciative of this partnership with Okie Express Auto Wash in the fight against hunger.”
Okie Express customers also have the opportunity to make a $1 donation to the Regional Food Bank when they purchase their car wash. To date, Okie Express and its customers have donated more than $37,400 to the nonprofit, which is enough to provide 187,000 meals for seniors, hardworking families and chronically hungry children in central and western Oklahoma.
“We believe in giving back to the community where we do business,” said Mike North, owner of Okie Express Auto Wash. “The thought of anyone going hungry in our state is just unacceptable. We know that 96 cents out of every dollar we donate to the Regional Food Bank will be used to feed those who might not have food otherwise.”
Okie Express has six metro locations:
Between now and September 30, all gifts to the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids Program will be matched, up to $150,000, thanks to the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma, Top of the World, David Gorham and two anonymous families.
Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed 52 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,300 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 126,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 644 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry. For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.