Donations to Regional Food Bank doubled during holiday match

Ponca City Now - November 14, 2019 10:17 am

Through Dec. 31, all donations to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma are matched, up to $600,000, thanks to a gift from APMEX.com, Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

During the holiday match campaign, every $1 donated helps the Regional Food Bank to provide eight meals to those living with food insecurity in central and western Oklahoma. Once the match is met, every $1 still helps to provide for four meals.

In Kay County, the match helps to provide food for Associated Charities, DHS Kay County in Newkirk, Friendship Feast, House of Prayer of Blackwell, McCord Senior Citizens Center, New Emergency Resource Agency Food & Resource Center, Opportunity Center, Peachtree Landing Inc., Survivor Resource Network, Teen Pep, The Mission, Tonkawa Community Food Bank and Wheatheart Nutrition in Blackwell.

“The holiday match campaign is a great opportunity for Oklahomans to come together, because your dollar will go further during this campaign and will help provide meals for families all across the state,” said Scott Thomas, president and founder of leading online Precious Metals Retailer APMEX.com.

Oklahoma is the fifth hungriest state in the nation with one in six residents living with food insecurity. In the last year, the Regional Food Bank distributed more than 42.5 million meals through its community-based partner agencies.

“No one should ever have to worry where their next meal is coming from,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “We are so grateful to our sponsors for providing the match and helping Oklahomans double their impact in the fight against hunger this holiday season.”

To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit rfbo.org/give or call (405) 600-3161. Donations may also be mailed to:

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Holiday Match
P.O. Box 270968
Oklahoma City, OK, 73137-0968

 

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