Arvest officially kicked off its 13th annual Million Meals campaign on April 3. The hunger-fighting initiative will run through May 27 with a goal of providing at least one million meals to 84 locally selected organizations throughout the bank’s four-state footprint.
The campaign collects monetary donations each spring to help local food banks support an increased need during the summer months when many children do not have the benefit of eating meals provided at their schools. Every dollar raised through Million Meals provides the equivalent of up to five meals for local, hungry families.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Arkansas ranked 2nd, Oklahoma 5th, Missouri 10th and Kansas 24th among the most food-insecure states in the nation based on average rates from 2019-2021.
Last year, more than 1.9 million meals were raised through monetary donations made directly to the bank’s local food partners. Since the campaign began in 2011, more than 20.6 million meals have been donated through more than $3.7 million collected.
Monetary donations* will be collected through May 27 at Arvest branches, drive-thrus or by calling (866) 952-9523. Additionally, Arvest customers also can donate via the Arvest Go mobile app.
For more information about Million Meals and our local food partners, visit arvest.com/millionmeals.
*Arvest makes no representation that any contribution is tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor