Arvest Bank’s Hunger Initiative Surpasses One Million Meals

Arvest Bank announced in early April the beginning of its eighth annual 1 Million Meals initiative, which challenges bank associates, customers and community members to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves by providing meals to those in need. Today, the bank announced the campaign has exceeded one million meals, reaching the goal with more than three weeks remaining in the campaign. A total of 1,002,353 meals have been raised.

“We have our customers, friends and neighbors to thank for helping us reach this early goal,” said Jim Cargill, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in central Arkansas. “These donations will help our local hunger relief organizations stock their shelves during the summer months, but we still have work to do. There is a great need when it comes to food insecurity, so we’re going to keep up the momentum and hopefully set a new record in donations.”

Arvest branches have been participating in the 1 Million Meals initiative by collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations. These efforts will continue through June 2, with the donations given to the local communities Arvest serves later in the month.

In central Arkansas, Arvest is partnering with the Arkansas Food Bank for the 1 Million Meals campaign. Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for local, hungry families.

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