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Arvest One Million Meals Campaign Reaches Halfway Point

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JOPLIN, Missouri - In early September, Arvest Bank announced the beginning of its fourth annual 1 Million Meals campaign, which challenges bank associates, customers and communities to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves by providing at least one million meals to those in need. Today, the bank announces the campaign has exceeded 500,000 meals, or halfway to the goal of one million meals.

Doug Doll, president of Arvest Bank for the Joplin region, said, “We are excited to announce that our 1 Million Meals initiative is right on track and has raised over 500,000 meals for those in need so far. We are grateful for the support and generosity we have received from our partners, customers and community, and we appreciate each donation that has been made. So many have worked hard to make this happen and I know we're all looking forward to reaching our goal of one million meals raised within the next month.”

Arvest branches throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma have been participating in this initiative by collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations. These efforts will continue through Nov. 1 with the intention of reaching one million meals donated to the local communities Arvest serves just in time for the holidays.

Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for local, hungry families.

Locally, Arvest Bank in Joplin, Neosho, Monett, Carthage, Lockwood, Nevada and Webb City, Missouri; Pittsburg, Kansas and Miami, Oklahoma have partnered with Ozarks Food Harvest, Newton County Food Basket Brigade, Inc., Monett Community Kitchen, Carthage Bright Futures, Lockwood Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, Wesley House and The Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and these organizations will receive all of the nonperishable food and monetary donations made at Arvest branches in these communities through Nov. 1.

Residents of the above communities can help support these organizations during the initiative by dropping off nonperishable food items or monetary donations at any local Arvest branch or calling (866) 952-9523 to contribute.

For more information about 1 Million Meals, visit arvest.com/millionmeals.

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