(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Nov. 18, 2016 – Devon Energy employees shared the results of their October ‘Give for Good’ campaign, which benefited the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, on Thursday afternoon. Last month, $1,020,000 was raised through the campaign, which will provide 5.1 million meals for Oklahoma families who are struggling to put food on the table this holiday season.“Thank you, Devon Energy and employees, for your commitment to fighting hunger in Oklahoma,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “We are truly humbled by your generosity and compassion. This incredibly generous gift will fill 161 tractor-trailers full of food for our neighbors trying to make ends meet. Thank you!” Devon Energy is committed to fighting hunger in Oklahoma. In addition to the $1.02 million gift, Devon employees volunteer their time at the Regional Food Bank, serve on the board, participate in the Leadership Council and help distribute Holiday Care & Share food to families struggling with hunger in western Oklahoma. Last fiscal year alone, more than 600 Devon employees donated 1,954 hours to the Regional Food Bank, saving the nonprofit $41,913 in labor costs.
This is a small way that Devon, and all of our employees, can put money into the hands of organizations like the Regional Food Bank that are changing people’s lives every single day,” said Kevin Lafferty, senior vice president of U.S. operations at Devon Energy.
Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed 52 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.
For more information about the Regional Food Bank, or to make a donation, call 405.972.1111 or visit regionalfoodbank.org.