There’s no better time than the holiday season to make a positive impact on the lives of others – including our fellow Oklahomans. This year has been difficult for many and especially so for those who struggle with hunger. So, when it was time for our teams at Dental Depot to begin our annual food drive donations, we decided that it would be best to reach out to you – our patients, friends, and families – to make that all that good go a little bit further.
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (and Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma) provides critical help to chronically hungry children, low- and fixed-income seniors, and families struggling to make ends meet. Even if you don’t see hunger in your day-to-day, it exists: one in six Oklahomans (more than 620,000, to be exact) struggle with hunger daily. For our children, one in four face food insecurity and relies on meals provided at and through their schools.
However, the Food Bank can’t do all of it on their own – they need help and with the safety restrictions that have become necessary due to COVID-19, giving looks a little bit different this year.
Inside our offices, our teams rallied together to collect 2,670 pounds of food to provide meals for hungry Oklahomans. But we’re not stopping there – instead of taking the lunch that the Executive Leadership Office won by collecting the most food items – our ELO teams voted to forgo the lunch in order to donate the money that would have been used to purchase it to the Food Bank to bolster our donations!
And that’s where you come in! Through the end of 2020, every dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is being matched, doubling your contributions.
Where $1 would normally provide 4 meals, $1 will provide 8 meals through Dec. 31st, 2020
That means if we’re able to hit our $1,000 fundraising goal, doubled by the matching, we can provide 16,000 meals from donations alone.
With our sincerest thanks,
Your Friends at Dental Depot