Employees donate $250,000 to feed Oklahomans during COVID-19 pandemic
APMEX employees volunteer at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
APMEX Helps Regional Food Bank
OKLAHOMA CITY (April 2, 2020) – During these challenging times, APMEX employees have gone above and beyond to help serve our customers. Due to their hard work and commitment, APMEX has donated $250,000 on behalf of our employees to help provide food for thousands of Oklahomans. The donation helped the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (RFBO) meet its goal of creating a $1 million fund to match other donations to combat hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic.
APMEX CEO Ken Lewis said the gift was made in recognition of company employees working tirelessly during this difficult time to serve customers, co-workers and the community.
“One of our core values at APMEX is helping our neighbors in need,” Lewis said. “During this global crisis, our employees are proud to turn their energies into supporting our longtime partner the Regional Food Bank.”
Deb Bunting, interim CEO of the Regional Food Bank, said financial support from companies like APMEX is more important now than ever before.
“We are so grateful to APMEX and its employees for their support as we provide food assistance to a growing number of Oklahomans,” Bunting said. “Every dollar donated is critical to helping us respond to this pandemic and getting food into the hands of our neighbors who are now facing food insecurity.”
To take advantage of APMEX’s matching donations, visit rfbo.org/give or call 405-600-3136. Donations made by texting DISASTER to 501-501 will also be matched. The text to give is an automatic $10 donation. Data and text rates may apply.
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About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is leading the fight against hunger in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma and envisions a state where everyone, regardless of circumstance, has access to nutritious food. Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest hunger-relief 501(c)(3) nonprofit that distributes food through a network of community-based partner agencies and schools. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. The Regional Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks. To join the fight to end hunger, visit rfbo.org.