Arvest’s Million Meals Campaign Supports Hunger Relief

Arvest’s Million Meals Campaign Supports Hunger Relief

June 20, 2019 in Donation drive

Donations to The Food Bank tend to dip in the summer months. With school out of session, family vacations and other summer activities, donating isn’t always top of mind. But for food insecure families, summer can be the hungriest time of the year. That’s where Arvest Bank’s Million Meals campaign comes in.

Arvest Bank wrapped up its ninth year of raising food and funds for hunger relief in early June. This year’s campaign collected $6,728.29 and 1,379 pounds for Ozarks Food Harvest.

Food and monetary donations were accepted at all Arvest Bank branches. To engage the community and boost donations, Arvest partnered with several area businesses. 4 by 4 Brewing Company in Springfield brought the fun and games with two bingo nights, which required participants to donate a nonperishable food item to play. Hilltop Pizza in Fair Grove donated 15 percent of sales and 100 percent of tips on the evening of April 25. Arvest Bank branches also participated by offering special meals and snacks in exchange for donations throughout the campaign.

The food and funds raised from these events will help families get the nutrition they need to make the most of their summers.

“Regional drives like this make such a huge impact—and it’s incredible to see the influence they have in southwest Missouri. I loved seeing everyone rally together to contribute toward Arvest Bank’s big goal of raising more than one million meals,” said Jennifer Sickinger, community engagement manager at Ozarks Food Harvest. “The donations have already started bringing hope to local families this summer.”

Arvest Bank’s branches in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma raised more than 2 million meals this year. Ozarks Food Harvest is extremely thankful to everyone who donated and attended events.

To learn more about the campaign and Arvest Bank’s hunger initiatives, visit