One Million Meals initiative reaches halfway mark

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Arvest Bank is halfway to its goal of providing one million meals to those in need. In September, the bank announced the One Million Meals initiative, which challenges bank associates, customers and communities to fight hunger.

"Arvest is so fortunate to have generous neighbors in the communities that we serve," said Mark Davis, Arvest Bank president in Shell Knob. "We have reached the halfway point to raising one million meals for those in need and that is an accomplishment.

"I want to thank everyone for all of their help," continued Davis. "Arvest associates have worked extremely hard to make this happen and are excited about reaching our goal by the first of November."

All Arvest Bank branches are participating in the initiative by collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations. Efforts will continue through the end of October.

In November, just in time for the holidays, food items and funds will be donated in communities where bank branches are located.

Local donations will be donated to the Shell Knob Alliance of Churches, which provides a food pantry, assists with community religious events and partners with the Shell Knob School District to meet student needs.

Area residents can participate in the One Million Meals initiative by donating nonperishable food items, contributing monetary donations or purchasing One Million Meals paper plates for $1 at Arvest Bank in Shell Knob.

Every dollar donated to the One Million Meals initiative will provide the equivalent of five meals to families in need,

For more information about the effort, call 866-952-9523 or visit

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