OKLAHOMA CITY- A local bank is hoping to feed hungry Oklahomans across the state through an annual program.
Arvest Bank is partnering with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for its annual “1 Million Meals” initiative.
Organizers say bank employees and customers are encouraged to provide one million meals to hungry Oklahomans.
Residents are asked to drop off nonperishable food items or purchase a ‘1 Million Meals’ paper plate for $1 at any of the 28 Arvest branches in the metro area.
Items that are being accepted include peanut butter, rice, beans, canned meats, canned fruits and canned vegetables.
The program spans two months and begins Wednesday, September 4.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Arvest for the 1 Million Meals campaign again this year. All of the donations will go directly toward helping our hungry Oklahoma neighbors,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank. “This partnership allows us to make a greater impact on hunger in our community.”
Last year, Arvest raised 1.38 million meals for needy Oklahomans.
This year’s program will end on Saturday, November 2.