Bank, Customers & Communities Work Together to Provide One Million Meals to Those in Need

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., (September 4, 2014) — Arvest Bank’s 1 Million Meals initiative challenges bank associates, customers and communities 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 49 million individuals, including 16 million children, are identified as food insecure.1

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Today, Arvest Bank kicked off the two-month, bank-wide effort to provide at least one million meals to local, hungry families. The initiative takes place Sept. 3 through Nov. 1, and concludes just before Thanksgiving when donations are presented to 59 local organizations who feed the hungry in their communities.

To participate in the 1 Million Meals initiative, customers and community members can drop off nonperishable food items or make monetary donations at any Arvest Bank branch or call (866) 952-9523. Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for those in need.

Each of Arvest Bank’s 59 recipient organizations was selected on a local basis.

For more information about 1 Million Meals, visit

1Feeding America Map the Meal Gap: A Report on County and Congressional District Level Food Insecurity and County Food Cost in the United States in 2014.