Arvest Bank is proud to partner with 50+ organizations, including Lawton Food Bank, in the bank’s fifth annual 1 Million Meals initiative to raise one million meals for the food insecure in the 120+ communities the bank serves.
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WHERE: Serves Lawton, Okla., and surrounding communities.
Founded in 1985 by Carter and Marilyn Crane, the Lawton Food Bank has grown into the largest emergency food organization in the southwest Oklahoma region. In the beginning, the food bank simply set food outside for those in need to come by and take home. Today the food bank provides individuals and families enough food to last about 10 days, and
they may return every six weeks, if necessary. In 2014, the Lawton Food Bank provided food to an average of almost 1,000 families each month.
The Lawton Food Bank provides food to low income residents of southwest Oklahoma, with the majority of their receivers being senior citizens and the disabled. “It is not our intent to be anyone’s sole source of food. We’re just here to help families and those who aren’t able to work through difficult times,” said Jeri Mosiman, executive director of Lawton Food Bank.
Running with only two full-time staff members, three part-time staff members and no financial assistance from the state or city government, the food bank relies heavily on volunteers for help and solely on donations for providing food.
WHEN: Arvest Bank is accepting donations of both food and funds Sept. 2 – Oct. 31, 2015. Donations will be distributed to local food partners.
Food-insecure people report needing an additional food budget of $16.28 per person per week. (that’s a 3 percent increase since 2012), according to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap 2015.*
HOW: You can make a donation through any of the following methods:
- Donate via Phone – Customers can make a $1 (or more) donation by calling (866) 952-9523.
- Donate via Mail – Mail a check to Arvest Bank Operations, ATTN: 1MM, P.O. Box 799, Lowell, AR 72745. Include 1 Million Meals in the memo line of the check.
- Purchase a Paper Can – Purchase a 1 Million Meals paper can for $1 at any Arvest Bank branch. Each paper can purchased funds five meals. Donations of larger amounts also accepted.
- Drop Off Food Items – All Arvest Bank branch locations will be accepting nonperishable food items. Donated items will be delivered to local food partners for distribution.
Arvest will donate $1 on your behalf if you:
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