Kudos of the Month: Community Food Bank

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SIGNIFICANT DONATION: Proudly displaying the major donation from Reasor’s to the Community Food Bank are, from left, Wendy Voss of the Community Food Bank and from Reasor’s Amanda Russell, Kirti Bhakta and Mike Griffeth.  

Founded in 1981, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is one of the largest, private hunger-relief organizations in Oklahoma. With branches in Tulsa and McAlester, it distributes food to people in need through 730 programs and partner agencies in 24 counties of eastern Oklahoma. Feeding programs include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, child feeding programs, senior feeding programs and veteran’s initiatives. In addition, the Food Bank helps raise public awareness about hunger and the role of food banking in alleviating hunger.
A major corporate contributor to the Community Food Bank is Reasor’s, which ended its first annual Spring for Meals food drive with a success, raising an astounding $88,887.96. That’s the equivalent of 355,000 meals for people in eastern Oklahoma. The donations were accumulated from $15 bag sales and the donation cards located at the registers and online.
“Oklahomans have really come together to help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. In the midst of the outbreak, and the increased need for hunger relief, our customers saw a need and were willing to jump right in and help,” said Amanda Russell, marketing and advertising director for Reasor’s.
All proceeds from the food drive will benefit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and its network of 350 partner agencies in eastern Oklahoma. For more information, visit okfoodbank.org and www.reasors.com.