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Volunteers “Share the Love” to Help Hungry Oklahomans

More Than 200 Love’s Volunteers Donated Time to Help Neighbors in Need of Food

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Feb. 14, 2018 – Today, employees from Love's Travel Stops once again joined the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in the fight against hunger through their annual “Share the Love” event. In total, more than 200 employees volunteered their time to ensure Oklahomans would have enough to eat this spring by packing and sorting donations at the Regional Food Bank and stocking food shelves at the Moore Food & Resource, which is owned and operated by the Regional Food Bank. In total, volunteers packed and stocked enough food to provide the equivalent of more than 21,000 meals for Oklahomans with inconsistent access to healthy food.

“Our annual Share the Love event is one way we encourage community involvement,” said Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications for Love’s. “We love supporting the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma because they touch so many lives in our state. We’re grateful for the work they do and we’re proud to partner with them in this way.” “

“Share the Love” began in 2014 as a way to commemorate Love’s 50th anniversary. Love’s corporate employees spent Valentine’s Day – a day reserved for love – volunteering at the Regional Food Bank. Love’s started the volunteer day as a way to say thank you to the community that is home to its corporate headquarters in Oklahoma City.

“We are grateful for the continued support from Love’s and their employees,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Since May 2013, Love’s employees have donated $181,400 and 2,812 pounds of food, along with 2,936 volunteer hours. Together, this translates to 1,011,443 meals provided to Oklahomans with inconsistent access to food. Thank you for your generosity.”

One in six Oklahomans lives with hunger. Most of the people served by the Regional Food Bank are seniors on fixed incomes, chronically hungry children and hardworking families. The Regional Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed more than 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.

Together, we can end hunger. The Regional Food Bank needs volunteers year-round to sort and pack donations. For more information visit regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer or call 405-600-3161.

For more information about Love’s visit www.loves.com.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. 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 more than 613 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.

About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores 
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1964, Love’s has more than 450 locations in 41 states. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. On-site Love’s Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available. Love’s, which remains family-owned and operated, employs more than 20,000 people. To learn more, visit www.loves.com.

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