Arvest’s 1 Million Meals continues through Hunger Action Month

Arvest’s 1 Million Meals continues through Hunger Action Month

September 19, 2012

“Skip a Lunch, Give a Meal” promotion is Friday

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Arvest Bank is helping Ozarks Food Harvest for the second year in a row — and this time, during Hunger Action Month when The Food Bank encourages community members to “Speak Out Against Hunger.” The Springfield and Joplin area banks have been collecting food and funds for the regional food bank since Sept. 5.

All community members are encouraged to “Skip a Lunch, Give a Meal” this Friday, Sept. 21 by donating the cash they’d typically spend on dining out for lunch. Donors can give at any Arvest location, but the Arvest Bank at Chestnut and National (730 N. National) in Springfield is providing freshly grilled hot dogs, chips and beverages to those who give between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday.

Those who attend may also donate needed food items such as tuna, peanut butter, canned vegetables and soups. The food and fund drive continues through Nov. 3.

Last year, Arvest’s 1 Million Meals surpassed its goal by raising more than 1.2 million meals. Locally, OFH received nearly $10,000 and more than 5,000 pounds of food. Arvest Bank locations in the Branson area are supporting one of the 250 nonprofit agencies OFH supports, Christian Action Ministries.

Learn more about Hunger Action Month at and

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About Ozarks Food Harvest—The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 250 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank distributes 10 million meals annually to 170,000 unduplicated individuals. OFH was named the 2011 Small Business of the Year by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and its facility, the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief, recently received a Superior AIB International Food Safety Rating. Learn more at, or

About Arvest Bank
Arvest Bank operates more than 240 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a network of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own advisory board of directors and management team. These locations service customers in 90 communities with 12-hour weekday banking at most locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, asset and wealth management, life insurance, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an equal housing lender and member FDIC. Learn more about 1 Million Meals at