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    2.6 Million Meals
    provided in 2024!

    We are pleased to announce that our 14th annual Million Meals campaign provided 2.6 million meals to help feed our neighbors in need – the most since the initiative began in 2011! Thank you to everyone who helped us raise money and awareness about food insecurity in our communities. Through your contributions, we were able to help 85 food partners in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas stock their food pantries. Thank you for being a hunger hero!

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    Our Food Partners

    We partner with food banks and nonprofit organizations across our four-state footprint each year to help stock their food pantries.

    Learn more about our food partners

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    Learn More About Our Fight Against Hunger

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    over 25 million meals
    provided since 2011

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    History of Million Meals

    Our decision to provide one million meals was based on the fact that hunger is an issue in every community we serve. Households continue to experience food insecurity, having difficulty providing enough food for their household members due to lack of resources.

    Since first launched in 2011, Arvest has provided 25 million meals, which includes more than $4.5 million in funds given directly to local community food partners.

    A healthy community is a strong community, and we’re proud to partner with organizations that help fight hunger daily.

    Learn more about hunger where you live.


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    Learn More About Our Fight Against Hunger


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    Hunger Facts
    How Hunger Affects
    Your Community

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    Learn How Hunger Affects Your Community

    More people in our communities are struggling daily with the challenge of feeding themselves and their families. Children are especially vulnerable during the summer months when they are not receiving free or reduced meals through their school. With your help, we aim to raise more than a million meals to help our neighbors and increase awareness of food insecurity. 

    Prevalence of Hunger

    • An estimated 12.8% of American households were food insecure in 2022, meaning they had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their household members due to a lack of resources.
    • 11.4% of households with elderly members living alone experienced food-insecurity in 2022.
    • Based on average rates from 2020-2022, Arkansas ranked first among the most food-insecure states in the nation with 16.6% prevalence among households. Oklahoma (6th) and Missouri (10th) were once again in the top 10 while Kansas ranked 34th in the nation.

    Nationwide Child Hunger

    • 17.3% of U.S. households with children under age 18 experienced food-insecurity in 2022.
    • 16.7% of households with children under age 6 experienced food-insecurity in 2022.
    • 33.1% of households with children headed by a single woman experienced food-insecurity in 2022.
    • 21.2% of households with children headed by a single man experienced food-insecurity in 2022.




    Feeding Local Communities

    How Your Donations Work

    All monetary donations collected during our 14th annual Million Meals campaign benefitted 85 local food banks and nonprofit organizations in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Arvest associates, customers and community members have helped provide more than 25 million meals since 2011. Together we can fight hunger and feed local communities!

    Meet Our Food Partners

    Our Million Meals campaign wouldn’t be possible without our local food partners. Learn more about how they fight hunger in their communities.


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    * Arvest makes no representation that any contribution is tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.