Hunger Initiative Surpasses One Million Meals with Three Weeks Left to Give

Friday, May 12 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

We've reached our goal early! Let's see how much more we can give!

Arvest Bank announced in early April the beginning of its seventh annual 1 Million Meals initiative, which challenges bank associates, customers and community members to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves by providing meals to those in need. Today, the bank announced the campaign has exceeded one million meals, reaching the goal with more than three weeks remaining in the campaign. A total of 1,013,949 meals have been raised.

Arvest branches throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma have been participating in the 1 Million Meals initiative by collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations. These efforts will continue through June 3, with the donations given to the local communities Arvest serves later in the month.

Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for local, hungry families.

For more information about 1 Million Meals, visit arvest.com/millionmeals.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Press Release
 

1 Million Meals Campaign Reaches Halfway Point

Tuesday, May 02 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Hunger initiative has provided 546,302 meals to date.

On April 3, Arvest Bank announced the beginning of its seventh annual 1 Million Meals campaign, which challenges bank associates, customers and community members to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves by providing at least one million meals to those in need. Today, the bank announced the campaign has exceeded 500,000 meals, or halfway to its goal.

Arvest branches throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma have been participating in this initiative by collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations. These efforts will continue through June 3, with the intention of reaching one million meals donated to the local communities Arvest serves in time for summer, when many schoolchildren do not have access to meals they ordinarily receive at school, and when many of the bank’s food partners face fundraising challenges.

Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for local, hungry families.

For more information about 1 Million Meals, visit arvest.com/millionmeals

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Press Release
 

Hayden Promoted to Private Banker in Kansas City

Wednesday, April 05 at 05:10 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Industry veteran to serve as private banker in Lenexa, Kan.

LENEXA, Kan. – Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Rachel Hayden has been promoted to private banker.

With more than 13 years in the financial services industry, including various roles in client development and branch management, Hayden will office at Arvest’s Lenexa branch on Pflumm Road. Hayden has been with Arvest since 2009, and most recently worked as a branch sales manager.

In her new role as a private banker, Hayden will actively seek opportunities to provide solutions for her clients to help them achieve their financial goals, while providing personalized service tailored to their individual needs. 

Hayden is a native of Girard, Kan., and earned a bachelor’s degree from Bellevue University. She and her husband live in Olathe with their daughter, and are active in both their church and the community.

Tags: Associates, Kansas, Kansas City, Press Release
 

Kicking Off Seventh Year Fighting Hunger

Monday, April 03 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

From April 3 to June 3 we'll work to raise one million meals to feed the local hungry.

LOWELL, Ark. – Arvest Bank’s 1 Million Meals initiative challenges bank associates, customers and community members to participate in fundraising efforts and nonperishable food drives to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves. The initiative is needed, as the United States Department of Agriculture reports more than 12 percent of American households surveyed in 2015 were food insecure, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle for all household members.

Arvest is conducting its annual initiative in the spring for the second consecutive year due to the fact food banks report an increased need for food items in the summer, when many children do not have the benefit of eating meals at the schools they attend. Nationally, for example, the Food Research & Action Center said only one out of six children who receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year continues to receive meals during the summer months. Donations to food banks also tend to be lower in the spring and summer than at other times of the year.

Arvest Bank kicked off the two-month, bank-wide effort today to provide at least one million meals to local, hungry families, and it will continue through June 3. The initiative will conclude later that month, when donations are presented to 72 local organizations that feed the hungry in their communities.

To participate in the 1 Million Meals initiative, customers and community members can donate nonperishable food items or make monetary donations at any Arvest Bank branch or call (866) 952-9523. Arvest credit card customers also can donate Arvest Flex Rewards™ points by visiting arvestflexrewards.com and clicking on the 1 Million Meals banner. Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for those in need.

Each of Arvest Bank’s 72 recipient organizations was selected on a local basis.

For more information about 1 Million Meals, visit arvest.com/millionmeals.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Press Release
 

We're Fighting Hunger With Local Food Partners

Monday, March 27 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

With your help we plan to raise one million meals for the food insecure in the communities Arvest serves. This seventh annual 1 Million Meals initiative, taking place April 3 through June 3, will benefit over 70 local food partners. Find your city below to find out which organization will receive your nonperishable food and monetary donations.

ARKANSAS

  • Bella Vista – Oasis Food Bank
  • Bentonville – Helping Hands
  • Berryville – Loaves & Fishes
  • Clarksville – Johnson Community Foundation
  • Elkins – Elkins Meals on Wheels
  • Eureka Springs – Flint Street Fellowship
  • Farmington – George R. Ledbetter Intermediate School “Ambassador Club”
  • Fayetteville – 7hills Homeless Center
  • Fayetteville – LifeSource International
  • Fayetteville – M&N Augustine Foundation
  • Fayetteville – The Salvation Army
  • Fort Smith – Community Services Clearinghouse
  • Gravette – Maysville Bible Church Food Pantry
  • Harrison – Ozark Share and Care
  • Huntsville – Madison County Senior Activity & Wellness Center (Meals on Wheels)
  • Huntsville – Open Arms Food Pantry
  • Lincoln – The Grace Place
  • Little Rock – Arkansas Foodbank
  • Lowell – Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
  • Lowell – The First Baptist Church of Lowell Food Pantry
  • Mena – River Valley Regional Food Bank
  • Norfork – Food Bank of North Central Arkansas
  • Paris – Paris First Christian Church
  • Pea Ridge – Bright Futures of Pea Ridge
  • Prairie Grove – Prairie Grove Backpack Program
  • Rogers – Samaritan Community Center
  • Russellville – River Valley Food 4 Kids
  • Siloam Springs – The Manna Center
  • Springdale – Compassion Center of NWA
  • Springdale – Springdale Public Schools
  • West Fork – West Fork Elementary School Backpack Program
KANSAS

  • Caney – Another Chance Thrift Shop
  • Ottawa – East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN)
  • Pittsburg – Pittsburg High School
MISSOURI

  • Anderson – Crosslines of McDonald County
  • Aurora – Harvest Church
  • Branson – Christian Action Ministries
  • Branson West – Christian Associates
  • Carthage – Carthage Bright Futures
  • Cassville – Cassville Community Food Pantry
  • Joplin – Joplin Bright Futures
  • Kansas City – Harvesters
  • Lebanon – L-LIFE Food Bank
  • Lockwood – Lockwood Ministerial Alliance
  • Monett – Pierce City School
  • Mountain Grove – Mountain Grove Love Center Food Pantry
  • Neosho – Newton County Food Basket Brigade
  • Nevada – Nevada Community Outreach
  • Nixa – Ozarks Food Harvest
  • Noel – Crosslines of McDonald County
  • Shell Knob – His House Foundation
  • Shell Knob – The Alliance of Churches Food Pantry
  • Springfield – Ozarks Food Harvest
  • Webb City – Carl Junction Bright Futures
  • Webb City – Webb City CARES
  • West Plains – Samaritan Outreach
OKLAHOMA

  • Ada – Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
  • Bartlesville – Mary Martha Outreach
  • Chickasha – Emergency Food Pantry
  • Duncan – Christians Concerned
  • Elgin – Elgin Community Food Bank
  • Elgin – First United Methodist Church
  • Grove – The Christian H.E.L.P. Center
  • Jay – Caring Kitchen
  • Lawton – Lawton Food Bank
  • Miami – First Baptist Church of Miami
  • Miami – First United Methodist Church of Miami
  • Nowata – Living Word Church Loaves & Fishes Pantry
  • Oklahoma City – Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
  • Shawnee – The Salvation Army
  • Stilwell – The Adair County Resource Center
  • Tulsa – Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
  • Vinita – Craig County Salvation Army
  • Walters – Walters Elementary School Food 4 Kids Program
  • Westville – The Hope Center
Stay tuned the next couple of month as we highlight the great work done by our food partners!
 
Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
 

Bunny Photos in Gardner, Kan.

Tuesday, March 21 at 11:25 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Come get your pictures taken with a live bunny! Arvest Bank located at 306 E. Main St. in Gardner, Kan. will be hosting bunny photos at the branch on Friday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. Join us for photos and treats! You’re welcome to share our Facebook event to spread the word among your friends. 

We will also be accepting donations for Harvesters* as part of our 1 Million Meals initiative which seeks to feed our neighbors in need and raise awareness about food insecurity. 

For questions about the event, call (913) 953-4100. Hope to see you there!

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Community Support, Kansas, Kansas City

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