OKLAHOMA CITY — Dolese Bros Co., which has locations throughout Oklahoma, including in Enid, has announced plans to match donations made at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Volunteer Center.
Up to $30,000 in donations to the Dolese Delivers Campaign at the center will be matched during 2020. This is the fourth consecutive year Dolese has offered the dollar-for-dollar match.
In 2019, the match raised $67,336, which enabled the Regional Food Bank to provide 269,344 meals for Oklahomans living with hunger.
“Dolese and our employees believe in supporting the communities we serve, and that includes helping those in need of food assistance,” said Kermit Frank, Dolese’s director of communications and community relations. "No child or adult should ever have to worry about not having food. The match is a great opportunity for others to join with us in the fight against hunger in Oklahoma.”
Donations can be made to the match campaign at the Regional Food Bank’s Volunteer Center at fighthungerfaster.org.
Every $1 donated through the match campaign will help provide eight meals to Oklahomans living with food insecurity, like Bethany, who with her boyfriend shops each month at Urban Mission Food & Resource Center in Oklahoma City because after paying bills they can’t afford to purchase food.
"It really helps. People go through things in life. You never know what's going to happen,” Bethany said. “It's helping feed us. Without it, we would go hungry for sure."
Donations like those made through Dolese Delivers helps the regional food bank distribute nearly 1 million pounds of food a week to partner agencies in central and western Oklahoma.
“The Fight Hunger Faster match is such a great way for our volunteers to double their impact against hunger in Oklahoma,” said Kendra Loper, chief community engagement officer at the Regional Food Bank. “By both volunteering and donating, volunteers will help provide the Regional Food Bank with the resources to provide meals to our neighbors living with hunger.”
The food bank has more than 1,400 individual volunteer slots open for the month of February. Volunteers help pack food sacks for the Backpack Program at the volunteer center, package meals in Hope's Kitchen, process food donations in the Protein Packaging Center or stock shelves at the Moore Food & Resource Center.
Learn more by visiting rfbo.org/volunteer.