(Oklahoma City) – Oct. 31, 2017 – Westpoint Homes will collect food donations at two locations from Nov. 6 through Dec. 11 that will benefit community-based partner agencies of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Food collection boxes will be at a model home at 15521 Brook Hill Dr. in Deer Creek Village and at Westpoint Homes offices at 2731 S. I-35 Service Rd. in Moore, Okla.
“We are very appreciative of Westpoint Homes joining in the fight against hunger in Oklahoma,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “This time of year, we always see an increase in the need to provide good nutritious food to hungry Oklahomans.”
Oklahoma remains one of the hungriest states in the country. One in six Oklahomans has inconsistent access to food.
“With everything that the Regional Food Bank does for Oklahomans in need of food, hosting a food drive is the very least we can do to show our appreciation,” said DeAnn Pollard, new homes consultant with Westpoint Homes.
Recommended nonperishable food items to donate include: canned meats, canned and boxed meals, canned or dried beans and peas, pasta, rice, cereal, canned fruits in their own juices and peanut butter. No homemade or glass items can be accepted. Food collected at the Deer Creek Village model home will benefit Project 66 Food & Resource Center in Edmond while food collected at the Westpoint Homes offices will go to the Regional Food Bank’s Moore Food & Resource Center.
For every $1 donated, the Regional Food Bank is able to provide five meals to hungry Oklahomans like Ray, a Vietnam veteran. Once homeless, Ray now lives in an apartment and gets groceries every month from the Britvil Pantry in north Oklahoma City. ”The food here is good and the people are great,” he said. “If they weren’t here, I don’t know what I’d do.”
To make a tax-deductible donation to the Regional Food Bank, call 405-972-1111 or visit regionalfoodbank.org/donate.
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 Oklahoma’s hungry. 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 Westpoint Homes
Westpoint Homes is a home builder in Edmond, Norman and Oklahoma City. With more than 30 years of professional service, Westpoint Homes provides superior personal service and a high-quality product. Westpoint Homes is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association and the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association. For more information, visit http://westpoint-homes.com; or connect on Facebook (http://facebook.com/westpoint_homes), Instagram (http://instagram.com/westpoint_homes) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/westpoint_homes).
About the Moore Food & Resource Center
The Moore Food & Resource Center is an affiliate 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 1,900 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 regionalfoodbank.org/moorefrc.