Arvest encourages donations to local food banks

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"The 2020 Million Meals campaign was scheduled to begin March 30 and last for two months, but we are providing this funding assistance because we believe our food partners need it now," Arvest Bank Fayetteville President Donny Story said.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark  (March 30, 2020) — Arvest Bank was scheduled Monday, March 30, to launch its annual two-month Million Meals initiative to fight hunger in the four-state region the bank serves, but instead, the bank announced it will proactively provide one million meals in the fight against hunger.

In its 10th year, Arvest’s Million Meals campaign has raised a total of 17,068,971 meals, which includes more than $3 million in funds given directly to the bank’s dozens of local food partners, according to the bank’s press release.

Due to the effects of COVID-19, local food partners likely will see an increased need for the help Million Meals provides, the release states.

With this, Arvest is encouraging anyone who usually supports the Million Meals campaign through in-branch food contributions or fundraisers to donate directly to their local food bank or other appropriate organizations if they are able.

“‘People Helping People’ has been part of Arvest’s mission for more than 20 years. That’s why we have decided to provide one million meals – in the form of direct monetary donations – to our 80-plus food partners as quickly as possible,” Arvest Bank Fayetteville President Donny Story said.

The 2020 Million Meals campaign was scheduled to begin March 30 and last for two months, but we are providing this funding assistance because we believe our food partners need it now.

Donny Story, Arvest Bank Fayetteville President

In Northwest Arkansas, Arvest is providing funding assistance to the following organizations:

In the River Valley, Arvest is providing funding assistance to the following organizations:

Other locations, Arvest is providing funding assistance to:

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