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Arvest Kicks Off Fourth Year of Fighting Hunger
Bank, customers and communities will work together to provide at least 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

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 arvest.com/millionmeals.

About Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank operates more than 260 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a network of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own advisory board of directors and management team. These locations service customers in more than 120 communities with 12-hour weekday banking at most locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, asset and wealth management, life insurance, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an equal housing lender and member FDIC.

  1. Feeding 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.
    http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-studies/map-the-meal-gap/~/media/Files/research/map-meal-gap/2014-MMG-web-2014.ashx