Reasors’ Spring for Meals Food DrivePosted on April 14th, 2020
The first annual drive will help families in need especially this year.
TULSA, OKLA (April 15, 2020) – On Wednesday, April 15, Reasor’s will host the first annual Spring for Meals fund and food drive benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and its network of 350 Partner Agencies in eastern Oklahoma.
All 17 store locations will participate in the drive that will continue until May 5. Customers have the opportunity to either purchase $15 bags of nutritious food in-store or online for donation, use donation cards at the register or online at reasors.com where customers can add $1, $5 or $10 to their order. Funds can also be donated through the Food Bank’s website, okfoodbank.org. The bags include most needed items like canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, rice, canned beans, fruits, soups, macaroni and cheese, and pinto beans.
“The Food Bank is a long-time partner with Reasor’s and we look forward to starting this new spring tradition,” said Amanda Russell, Marketing and Advertising Director for Reasor’s. “We know this year there are so many people who are having a hard time. Through our many years supporting the Food Bank, we have seen first-hand the amazing work they do. As their service area closely matches our store locations, we know that our neighbors will have the food needed when they struggle to get by.”
“Spring is typically the time of year when the Food Bank begins getting ready for the additional need of summer meals. This year we obviously have unforeseen circumstances,” said Regan Leake, development manager for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. “For children and families struggling to get by, its like summer came early, only circumstances like layoffs and health issues have expanded the need for food. We thank Reasor’s for their commitment to fighting hunger in eastern Oklahoma.”
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma delivers food to clients through its network of 350 Partner Agencies. As a member of the national Feeding America network of food banks, they are also trained and prepared to respond to crisis and disaster situations. To learn more about the Food Bank go to okfoodbank.org.
Reasor’s® was founded 56 years ago at a single location in Tahlequah, Oklahoma by namesake, Larry Reasor. Today, the company has 17 locations and one convenience store throughout northeastern Oklahoma. In 2007, Reasor’s® became employee-owned and now provides jobs for nearly 2,500 community members. In 2013, Supermarket News ranked the company #25 on its Top 50 Small Chains and Independents in the U.S. For more information about Reasor’s®, visit www.reasors.com.
About the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
Founded in 1981, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is one of the largest, private hunger-relief organizations in Oklahoma. With branches in Tulsa and McAlester, it distributes food to people in need through 730 programs and Partner Agencies in 24 counties of eastern Oklahoma. Feeding programs include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, child feeding programs, senior feeding programs, and veteran’s initiatives. In addition, the Food Bank helps raise public awareness about hunger and the role of food banking in alleviating hunger. For more information, visit okfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/okfoodbank or Instagram @okfoodbank.org.