Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma – 1 Million Meals Food Partner

Thursday, September 03 at 06:05 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is proud to partner with 50+ organizations, including the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, in the bank’s fifth annual 1 Million Meals initiative to raise one million meals for the food insecure in the 120+ communities the bank serves.    

WHO: Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.* Connect with them on Facebook* and Twitter.*

WHERE: Serves 24 counties in eastern Oklahoma.

WHAT: The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma began in 1981 and is now the largest private hunger-relief organization in eastern Oklahoma. Currently, the food bank works with a network of 450 partner programs throughout eastern Oklahoma. These facilities include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, after-school programs and senior citizen centers. The food bank and their partner programs provide more than 335,000 meals a week to those struggling with hunger in our communities. 

More than 21 million pounds of food was distributed last year to the hungry in Tulsa, Okla., and the surrounding areas through these programs. Every partner program within a 35-mile radius comes to the Tulsa location to pick up their orders and partner programs located within 35 miles of McAlester, Okla., pick up food at the food bank’s southern branch. Those outside that perimeter come to one of 12 drop-off sites to pick up food, including towns like Hugo, Muskogee, Tahlequah and Vinita.

WHEN: Arvest Bank is accepting donations of both food and funds Sept. 2 – Oct. 31, 2015. Donations will be distributed to local food partners. 

WHY: More than one in four kids in Oklahoma is at risk of going hungry, according to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma website.

HOW: You can make a donation through any of the following methods:
  • Donate via Phone – Customers can make a $1 (or more) donation by calling (866) 952-9523.
  • Donate via Mail – Mail a check to Arvest Bank Operations, ATTN: 1MM, P.O. Box 799, Lowell, AR 72745. Include 1 Million Meals in the memo line of the check.
  • Purchase a Paper Can – Purchase a 1 Million Meals paper can for $1 at any Arvest Bank branch. Each paper can purchased funds five meals. Donations of larger amounts also accepted.
  • Drop Off Food Items – All Arvest Bank branch locations will be accepting nonperishable food items. Donated items will be delivered to local food partners for distribution.
Arvest will donate $1 on your behalf if you:
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Tags: 1 Million Meals, Community Support, Oklahoma, Tulsa

Arvest Closed Labor Day (Sept. 7)

Wednesday, September 02 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

All Arvest Bank branches will be closed Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day. We’ll be open normal business hours Saturday, Sept. 5. Branches which normally have Sunday hours will be closed Sunday, Sept. 6. All branches will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 8. 

For your convenience you can bank 24/7 with:
Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!
Tags: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

Arvest Kicks Off Fifth Year of Fighting Hunger

Wednesday, September 02 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

We invite associates, customers and the communities we serve to work to provide one million meals to the local people who are food insecure.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arvest Bank’s 1 Million Meals initiative challenges bank associates, customers and community members to participate in fundraising efforts and nonperishable food drives to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves. The initiative is needed, as 49 million individuals, including 16 million children, are identified as food insecure.**

Arvest Bank kicked off the two-month, bank-wide effort to provide at least one million meals to local, hungry families today, and will continue through Oct. 31. The initiative will conclude just before Thanksgiving, when donations are presented to 59 local organizations who feed the hungry in their communities.

To participate in the 1 Million Meals initiative, customers and community members can drop off nonperishable food items or make monetary donations at any Arvest Bank branch or call (866) 952-9523. Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for those in need.

Each of Arvest Bank’s 59 recipient organizations was selected on a local basis. 

For more information about 1 Million Meals, visit

**Feeding America Map the Meal Gap 2015*

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution. 

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Press Release

Introducing 2015 Food Partners in Fighting Hunger

Tuesday, September 01 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

We’re excited to join with 59 local food partners to launch our fifth annual 1 Million Meals initiative to raise one million meals for the food insecure in our communities. With one in six American households reporting food hardship, or not having adequate funds to provide enough food for their family,** this is a cause relevant to all the communities in the Arvest footprint. We join the fight against hunger with the following food partners.

Together we CAN make a difference in the fight against hunger!
Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Community Support, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

Friday Financial Forum Sept. 4 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Tuesday, September 01 at 04:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. for our Friday Financial Forum. We will meet at the Friday Forum Room at Arvest's East Side Branch, located at 4225 S.E. Adams Rd. in Bartlesville, Okla*. 

This week’s featured speaker is Ken Miller, state treasurer of Oklahoma. He protects and manages more than $22 billion, safeguards the financial health of the state, promotes responsible fiscal policy, and operates the state’s unclaimed property and college savings programs. 

Miller earned a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, a master's degree in business administration from Pepperdine University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Lipscomb University. He is a tenured economics professor at Oklahoma Christian University. Miller previously served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, chaired the Appropriations and Budget Committee, and guided Oklahoma through the largest spending cuts in state history while maintaining delivery of core government services. Miller is known as an influential voice on major initiatives in areas of taxation, budget and incentives.

What you can expect at the event:
  • Information: Community leaders share topical, local and state information (Sen. John Ford, Rep. Earl Sears & Rep. Travis Dunlap) 
  • News: "The Scoop" - all about business and community happenings in Bartlesville (Billie Roane, Arvest Bank) 
  • Stock Report & Economic Update: Josh Randolph**, Arvest Asset Management 
  • Hilarious Anecdotes: Jim Bohnsack, Arvest Bank

Each week is different with a few surprises! Come join us for cookies and coffee and hear about what’s going on! 

If you have any questions or would like to add someone to the email invitation list, please contact Billie Roane at (918) 337-4358. We look forward to seeing you there!

**Josh Randolph - Oklahoma Insurance License #122041

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Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Oklahoma

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