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Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Helps NALC’s National Food Drive

26 Apr

The National Association of Letter Carriers will be holding its annual national food drive, Stamp Out Hunger, on May 12, 2012. In support of the event, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will be facilitating the sorting, packing, and distribution of food donations to those in need throughout the city.

Stamp Out Hunger is one of the largest food drive programs in the country and is held every second Saturday of May.  Letter carriers from all over the country give plastic bags to residents for them to fill with donations and they then collect the bags and pass them along to Regional Food Bank branches for sorting and distribution.  This gives citizens who want to help an opportunity to support the fight against hunger.

In Oklahoma, 19 metro-area post office sites will be participating in collecting food donations, and letter carriers will provide donation bags to residents in approximately 100 cities in central and western Oklahoma.  People are asked to donate nonperishable items such as canned foods, rice, peanut butter, meat-based soups, and beans. Monetary donations are also accepted trough the Regional Food Bank website.

Volunteers for the food drive are also welcome. The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is accepting volunteers for sorting and packing food donations, and interested parties can simply contact the office of the Regional Food Bank for more information.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent
405.330.0031

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Chesapeake Energy Grants $1 Million to Oklahoma Food Bank

7 Feb

Chesapeake Energy, which is the nation’s second largest natural gas producer and headquartered in Oklahoma City, just completed a two-month matching grant drive with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in which vowed to match monetary donations to the organization up to $1 million.

The donation drive, which began in December and came to a close at the end of January, successfully raised $2.4 million for the organization.  According to Angie Gaines, a spokesperson for the Regional Food Bank, donations came easily due to the matching promise from Chesapeake.  Donors knew their money would be stretched further.

Based on the funds that were raised, Chesapeake will be following through on their promise by donating $1 million to the Regional Food Bank, bringing the total to $3.4 million.  On top of that, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will be donating an additional $350,000, which will bring the grand total of the donation drive to $3.75 million.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent
405.330.0031