(Oklahoma City) – Aug. 10, 2018 – Through July 31, 2019, UltraThin Ribbons and Medals will match all donations made by volunteers to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Moore Food & Resource Center – up to $10,000. Once met, the match will provide the equivalent of 80,000 meals for chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and families struggling to put food on the table.
“In alignment with our values, UltraThin has made annual donations in support of the Regional Food Bank’s mission,” said Jonathan Bryant, president of UltraThin Ribbons and Medals. “Now partnering with the Moore Food & Resource Center, we can focus our efforts directly with the community where our business resides. Additionally, the proximity of the Food & Resource Center to our operations will allow our employees to share in support through volunteering while maintaining our primary mission of providing the highest quality products to our military and veterans.“
Normally, every dollar donated to the Moore FRC provides the equivalent of four meals for hungry Oklahomans. Thanks to UltraThin Ribbons and Medals’ Moore Feeding More matching gift challenge, every dollar donated will have twice the impact - providing the equivalent of eight meals.
“One in six Oklahomans faces hunger every day,” said Skyler Parker, director of the Moore FRC. “The Moore Feeding More Match helps us meet the needs of our neighbors who are forced to make tough decisions – like pay for food or electricity. I want to thank UltraThin Ribbons and Medals for making this match possible and our volunteers for participating in this matching opportunity.”
Donations can be made to the Moore Feeding More match campaign at the Moore FRC, located at 2635 N. Shields in Moore, or online at moorefeedingmore.org. Supporting Moore Feeding More helps Oklahomans like Lena, who turned to the Moore FRC for assistance after retiring at 70 years old.
“I get social security once a month,” said Lena. “By the time I pay all of my bills, I don’t have anything left. My medicine eats me up. I take five of one pill each day, and it costs me $95 a month. I don’t have that kind of money. I either have to buy my medicine or buy food.”
Supporting the Moore FRC ensures Oklahomans like Lena receive the nutrition they need to thrive. In addition to offering client-choice shopping, Moore FRC connects clients to a variety of resources, like medical and dental care.
Last year, the Moore Feeding More match campaign was sponsored by BancFirst. Thanks to support from Moore FRC volunteers, $40,000 was raised, exceeding the $10,000 match opportunity. In total, the first year of the Moore Feeding More match campaign provided 160,000 meals for Moore, Norman and South Oklahoma City residents.
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 1,900 families a month. Learn more at moorefrc.org or call 405-600-3188. Find us on Facebook at.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank.
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 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 close to 660 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. For more information, call 405-972-1111, visit regionalfoodbank.org, find us on Facebook at.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/rfbo.
About UltraThin Ribbons and Medals
UltraThin Ribbons & Medals provides hand-crafted military awards, uniform items and shadow boxes for those serving in the U.S. Armed forces (past, present and future). UltraThin invented the thin mounting process and for over 30 years has had the honor of helping to recognize the service and sacrifice of those who serve our country.