For two months, Arvest Bank has been collecting nonperishable foods and monetary donations for their annual “1 Million Meals” campaign aimed at fighting hunger in 4 states where the company has branches. Here in Pulaski County, the money and food collected at Arvest will go toward feeding local, hungry families for the holidays with the Arkansas Foodbank.
Already, Arvest’s 1 Million Meals campaign has reached 1.25 million meals with two weeks left to give. Through Saturday, November 1st, stop by any local Arvest branch and drop off much needed food for the holidays. Monetary donations of any size are also accepted at any branch or you can contribute by phone at (866) 952-9523.
“The food and monetary donations collected at Arvest branches around central Arkansas will go a long way with putting food on the table for thousands of Arkansas families during the upcoming holidays,” says Rhonda Sanders, CEO at the Foodbank. “Our goal is to provide a holiday meal for every family in need in our service area. We are so thankful at the Foodbank for the support of Arvest and the countless people who make 1 Million Meals a success. “
The timing of the campaign is critical as Arkansas remains at the forefront of hunger in America. Arkansas ranks first in senior hunger, first in severe hunger, seventh in child hunger and second overall in the entire nation with people facing food insecurity.
So stop by your nearest Arvest Bank and help put food on the table for more Arkansas families.
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FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
Tyler Lindsey, Arkansas Foodbank Communications Director
w. 501-569-4318 / m. 413.0239