Arvest Million Meals Campaign Raises Almost $25,000 for the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma!

Once again, Arvest Bank hosted their Million Meals campaign which raises money to feed local communities across Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri while also raising awareness about food insecurity.  Monetary donations collected during the two-month-long campaign were given directly to food partners to help stock pantries during the busy summer months. Bank-wide, the campaign provided more than 2.6 million meals by donating $524,451 to 85 food partners.

Tulsa area organizations benefitting from this amazing initiative include: the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Iron Gate, Harvest House, God’s Helping Hands in Eufaula, The Cart Guy Inc. in McAlester, Muskogee Community Food Pantry, Northstar in Pryor, Wagoner Area Neighbors and the CARE Food Pantry in Tahlequah.

“We are very proud to once again see our community come together to support our neighbors in need,” said Kirk Hays, president of Arvest Bank – Tulsa Region. “Our fight against hunger isn’t just about filling empty stomachs but about nourishing communities and empowering individuals. We are very grateful to our customers, community members and associates for their continued support of such an important initiative.”

Donations were collected at Arvest Bank branches, online, on the Arvest Go mobile app and by telephone. The Million Meals campaign takes place annually from April through May to help food partners meet the increased need during the summer months when many children don’t have the benefit of free meals at their schools. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Oklahoma ranked 6th among the most food-insecure states in the nation based on average rates from 2020-2022. 

Since the hunger initiative began in 2011, the Million Meals campaign has provided more than 25 million meals and collected more than $4.6 million in donations

For more information about Million Meals and local food partners, visit