Spring for Meals Food Drive Raises over $88,000 for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

Posted on May 18th, 2020

TULSA, OKLA (May 15, 2020) – Beginning Wednesday, April 15, Reasor’s hosted 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 participated in the drive that continued until May 5. Customers had 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 could add a monetary donation to their order. This year our amazing customers really came through and donated over $88,800 or the equivalent of 355,000 meals for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma!

“Oklahomans have really come together to help those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. In the midst of the outbreak, and the increased need for hunger relief, our customers saw a need and were willing to jump right in and help,” said Amanda Russell, marketing and advertising director for Reasor’s.

“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.

About Reasor’s®

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.