Reasor's Kicks Off Annual Food 2 Families Campaign, Benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

November 17, 2014

Reasor's customers can choose to donate non-perishable food items, purchase a pre-made sack of the most needed items for $15 or pick up a scan card and donate any amount you would like at registers.

PRESS RELEASE

Starting Nov. 17th, Reasor's customers can choose to donate non-perishable food items, purchase a pre-made sack of the most needed items for $15 or pick up a scan card and donate any amount you would like at one of our registers. All scan card donations will be matched dollar for dollar by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, up to $150,000. For every dollar you donate at the register, you will help provide 8 meals for those struggling with hunger in our community.Donations for the campaign are being accepted until Dec. 15, 2014.

Due to the overwhelming support from our community, the Food 2 Families drive has broken collection records since it began 14 years ago and continues to be one of the top three food drives benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

All non-perishable food items will go to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma that works with a network of 450 partner programs in 24 counties of eastern Oklahoma. These programs include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs and senior citizen centers. Through this network, the food bank provides more than 335,000 meals each week. More than 20.8 million pounds of food were distributed in the 2104 fiscal year.

One in four of Oklahoma's children are at risk of going to bed hungry. Oklahoma consistently ranks in the top 10 states experiencing food insecurity. These statistics are courtesy of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.