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Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Holiday Match Runs Through Jan. 15
(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Jan. 6, 2021 – Kick off the new year by doubling your impact in the fight against hunger with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Holiday Match, presented by APMEX with additional support from the Cresap Family Foundation.
All donations to the Holiday Match are matched dollar for dollar, up to $700,000. The match ensures that each dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank helps to provide eight meals to Oklahomans living with food insecurity. After the match is met, every dollar still helps provide four meals.
“Because I experienced hunger as a child, I know the huge difference the Regional Food Bank makes in peoples’ lives,” said Scott Thomas, founder and president of APMEX. “APMEX employees and other generous Oklahomans have come together to support their neighbors in need, and we hope more people will contribute before this campaign match ends.”
One in six Oklahomans live with food insecurity. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Food Bank and its community-based partner agencies have seen a 30% increase in clients receiving food assistance for the first time.
“The support we receive from APMEX, the Cresap Family Foundation and all Oklahomans is so important right now as we work to provide meals for a growing number of Oklahomans seeking food assistance,” said Stacy Dykstra, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Please take the opportunity to participate in the Holiday Match and double the impact of your donation.”
Donations help Oklahomans like Debra, who reached out to the Regional Food Bank for food assistance after losing all the food in her refrigerator and freezer during the October ice storms.
“I have taken care of myself since I was 15 and now I really struggle to do so,” Debra said. “This is such a big help. I really appreciate the support.”
Help deliver hope 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
Since opening its doors in 2000, APMEX remains one of the largest sources in the Precious Metals industry. Over the last two decades, it has sold more than $11 billion in Gold, Silver, and other Precious Metals in more than 60 countries around the world. For additional information, visit APMEX.com or call 800-375-9006.
About 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 2020 grant-making activities, the Cresap Family Foundation has given more than $8.5 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.