(Oklahoma City – Dec 14, 2023) — Oklahoma consistently ranks as one of the hungriest states in the nation. This holiday season, donations to fight hunger in Oklahoma are doubled in impact thanks to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Holiday Match. Through Jan. 15, all donations will be matched, up to $450,000, thanks to APMEX, the Cresap Family Foundation and other generous donors.
“As we approach the festive season, our community faces unprecedented challenges, and the need for support has never been more critical,” said John Cresap, president of the Cresap Family Foundation. “Supporting the Regional Food Bank allows us to join together as a community and make a meaningful impact on the lives of our fellow Oklahomans. Together, we can bring warmth, nourishment and hope to our neighbors who need it most.”
Typically, the Regional Food Bank is able to provide four meals for every $1 donated. During the match, every dollar will help provide eight meals to Oklahomans living with hunger.
“As we near the end of the year, we urge everyone to use this time to make a tax-deductible donation to help provide much needed meals and nutrition to Oklahoma families,” said Stacy Dykstra, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.
Help deliver hope this holiday season by making a donation at rfbo.org/give or by calling 405-600-3161. Donations may also be mailed to:
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
P.O. Box 270968
Oklahoma City, OK, 73137-0968
An automatic $10 donation can also be made by texting the word “Food” to 501-501.
KOCO 5 serves as the official television sponsor of the Holiday Match and will feature the impact of the Regional Food Bank’s programs throughout the match.
About the Cresap Family Foundation
Denny, Gail and John Cresap established the foundation following the sale of the family’s business, Premium Beers of Oklahoma, one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributorships in the country. A desire to give back to the communities that had supported Premium Beers of Oklahoma for 44 years resulted in the foundation’s creation. Including its 2023 grant-making activities, the Cresap Family Foundation has given over $13 million to Oklahoma nonprofits since its founding in 2012. Learn more at cresapfoundation.org.
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 no one goes hungry. Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest domestic 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.