2 Works for You and our partners Reasor's, Keystone Chevrolet and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma thank you for donating to Food 2 Families. Our 13th annual campaign was a huge success.
In 2010, this food drive brought in 26,982 pounds of food. This year, we far exceeded that with 57,925 pounds of food plus $345.75 in monetary donations. That's the equivalent of 49,644 meals provided to this community.
In addition, this year the George Kaiser Family Foundation matched those funds; therefore an additional $345.75 was collected increasing the total number of meals provided to 51,027. Every $1 donated equals four meals.
The drive kicked off Nov. 22 and ended Dec. 15. The Boy Scouts of America also participated in collecting from our community.
All non-perishable food items and monetary donations went to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma that works with a network of 450 partner programs in 24 counties of eastern Oklahoma. These programs include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs and senior citizen centers. Through this network, the food bank provides more than 275,000 each week.