Virtual Food Drive Raises $103,765 for Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Mike Seals - August 4, 2020 10:24 am
Donations Made in Recognition of Hard Work of Letter Carriers
(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Aug. 4, 2020 – The Stamp Out Hunger Virtual Food Drive, presented by Marathon Oil, raised $103,765 for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Earlier in the year, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Regional Food Bank has partnered with the NALC since 1992 for the annual food and fund drive. Typically held on the second Saturday of May, letter carriers collect food donations along their route. In addition, the Regional Food Bank secures corporate donors each year to help provide plastic sacks for the donations.
To honor the 28 years of hard work of letter carriers, volunteers and sponsors, the Regional Food Bank elected to hold a virtual food drive July 24 through 31.
“We were overjoyed to see the enthusiastic response to the Stamp Out Hunger Virtual Food Drive. The food and financial donations we receive each year during the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive are integral in the fight against hunger in Oklahoma,” said Deb Bunting, interim CEO of the Regional Food Bank. “We can’t think of a better way to honor our letter carriers than by raising enough money to help provide 415,060 meals to Oklahomans living with hunger.”
The Regional Food Bank and its network of partner agencies in central and western Oklahoma have been working safely provide food to residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more about the fight against hunger in Oklahoma by visiting rfbo.org.
The Stamp Out Hunger Virtual Food Drive is presented by Marathon Oil. The drive is also sponsored by APMEX.com, Cresap Family Foundation, AF Foundation, News 9, Chesapeake Energy, Devon Energy, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, OG&E, The Journal Record, The Oklahoman, OKC Firefighters Local 157, Ascent Resources, Riverwind Casino, United Way of Central Oklahoma, AFL-CIO, Valpak, Tyler Media, NALC, National Global Letter Carriers Association, Lamar Advertising, United States Postal Service, Kellogg’s, Valassis Communications, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and CVS Health.
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.