Tahlequah, OK, 2015-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starting Nov. 18th, 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. The pre-made sacks are filled with much needed items and bundled at a 10% discount from original retail price. For every dollar you donate at the register, you will help provide 4 meals for those struggling with hunger in our community. Donations for the campaign are being accepted until Dec. 15, 2015.
Due to the overwhelming support from our community, the Food 2 Families drive has broken collection records since it began 15 years ago and continues to be one of the top three food drives benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. In 2014, Reasor’s collected (approximately) 45,000 pounds of food and over $27,594 in monetary donations. This year, any money raised above last year’s donations will be matched by the George Kaiser Foundation, up to $150,000.
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 346,000 meals each week. During Fiscal Year 2015, they distributed more than 21.6 million pounds of food.
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.
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Tahlequah, OK 74464