Double Your Donations This Holiday Season
Mike Seals - November 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Holiday Match Kicks Off Nov. 15
(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Nov. 12, 2020 – This holiday season will look much different as the country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Help spread holiday cheer by doubling the impact of your donations in the fight against hunger through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s annual Holiday Match. All donations are matched, dollar for dollar, up to $700,000 from Nov. 15 to Jan. 15 thanks to gifts from presenting sponsor APMEX and the Cresap Family Foundation.
A simple $1 donation to the Holiday Match campaign helps the Regional Food Bank provide eight meals to residents living with food insecurity in central and western Oklahoma. Once the match is met, $1 still helps provide four meals.
“One of APMEX’s core values is giving back to the community, so this is our fifth year in a row to partner with the Regional Food Bank on the Holiday Match Campaign,” said Scott Thomas, founder and president of APMEX. “The match campaign is a great opportunity for Oklahomans to serve their neighbors in need by providing meals across the state. We look forward to witnessing our fellow citizens come together and double their dollars through this match.”
One in six Oklahomans, including one in four children, lives with food insecurity every day. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Food Bank and its network of partner agencies are serving 30% more Oklahoma households in central and western Oklahoma. In Kay County, donations help to provide food for:
DHS Kay County in Newkirk
House of Prayer of Blackwell
McCord Senior Citizens Center
New Emergency Resource Agency Food & Resource Center
Peachtree Landing Inc.
Survivor Resource Network
Tonkawa Community Food Bank
Wheatheart Nutrition in Blackwell.
“As we approach the holiday season, Oklahomans living with food insecurity find themselves not only fighting the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and an economic downturn but also recovering from a devastating ice storm,” said Stacy Dykstra, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Your donations not only help put food on the table, it also sends a message of hope to our neighbors who have been dealt a difficult hand this year. We are so appreciative of APMEX for making this match possible.”
Help deliver hope this holiday season by making a tax-deductible donation at rfbo.org/give or by call 405-600-3161. Donations may also be mailed to:
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 270968
Oklahoma City, OK, 73137-0968
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is leading the fight against hunger in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma and envisions a state where everyone, regardless of circumstance, has access to nutritious food. Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest hunger-relief 501(c)(3) nonprofit that distributes food through a network of community-based partner agencies and schools. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. The Regional Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks. To join the fight to end hunger, visit rfbo.org.