Arvest One Millions Meals campaign reaches halfway point
LITTLE ROCK — On April 2, Arvest Bank announced the beginning of its eighth annual 1 Million Meals campaign
The campaign challenges bank associates, customers and community members to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves by providing at least one million meals to those in need.
Today, the bank announced the campaign has exceeded 500,000 meals, or halfway to its goal.
“We are extremely thankful for the great response we’ve had to this campaign and the fact that we’ve reached the halfway mark at this point in our food and funds drive,” Central Arkansas Arvest Bank President and CEO Jim Cargill said. “For many hunger relief organizations, the donation from 1 Million Meals is the largest they receive all year, so we are working to help them stock the shelves for months to come.”
Arvest branches have been participating in this initiative by collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations.
These efforts will continue through June 2, with the intention of reaching one million meals donated to the local communities Arvest serves in time for summer, when many schoolchildren do not have access to meals they ordinarily receive at school and when many of the bank’s food partners face fundraising challenges.
Locally, Arvest Bank in central Arkansas has partnered with the Arkansas Food Bank that will receive all of the nonperishable food and monetary donations made in the central Arkansas market.
Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for local, hungry families.
For more information about 1 Million Meals, visit arvest.com/millionmeals.
GHS students attend after-prom party
Greenbrier High School (GHS) Students recently attended an after-prom party at URBAN AIR in Conway, sponsored by the GHS Counseling Department and GHS Student Council.
Food and door prizes were provided to the 165-plus students in attendance, with Broady Whitbey winning the big prize, a 40-inch flat screen TV.
The entire student body, faculty and staff of Greenbrier High School would like to thank the following sponsors who provided food, door prizes, or time in support of our mission to provide a drug and alcohol-free alternative to our students after Prom: GHS Administration, GHS Faculty and Staff, GHS PTO, Immanuel Baptist Church, LifeSong Church, Greenbrier 1st United Methodist Church, Todd Swann Dentistry, First Security Bank, Home Bank, Harps, Dominoes, Sonic, Palm Beach Tan, Luxury Nails, Sportsman Barber, Studio 1030, Southern Savvy, Daisy-A-Day Florist and Gifts, Oaks Brothers and Greenbrier Events Center.