More than 800 Oklahoma families have been helped by Deon Energy as the energy firm made contributions of canned goods, meats and fresh produce to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
Devon workers and their families made the contributions to help families in seven communities. They were El Reno, Geary, Hinton, Kingfisher, Lomega, Watonga and Weatherford.
In partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Devon distributed Holiday Care and Share boxes full of canned goods, pasta, ham, bread, potatoes and fresh produce to 805 families.
“One of Devon’s core values is being a good neighbor in the communities where we live and work,” said Tangi Smith, community relations specialist at Devon. “Our employees love the opportunity to continue our partnership with the Regional Food Bank and serve western Oklahoma communities.”
The distribution provided nutritious food at a time of year that too many families in the communities are facing hardships, especially with the holidays fast approaching. Families like Misti’s, who received a Care and Share box in Watonga.
“This food bank is helping a large, single income family with provisions,” she said. “Your generosity is greatly appreciated.”
One in six Oklahomans lives with hunger every day. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and families struggling to make ends meet.
“We are so grateful to Devon and their employees who volunteer their time to distribute these food boxes to the families in these rural communities who need food assistance,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Devon’s thoughtfulness is helping to ensure these families can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal.”