Arvest Bank announced in early April the beginning of its eighth annual 1 Million Meals initiative, which challenges bank associates, customers and community members to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves by providing meals to those in need. Last week, the bank announced the campaign has exceeded one million meals, reaching the goal with more than three weeks remaining in the campaign. A total of 1,002,353 meals have been raised.

“This is a great example of what happens when our customers, our community and our associates come together for a good cause,” said Debbie Weathermon, Business Development Representative in Aurora. “The support we get for this initiative year after year is incredible, and 2018 has been no different.

“The best part is that we’re not finished yet. We’ll keep working hard all the way through the end of the campaign in June.”

Arvest branches have been participating in the 1 Million Meals initiative by collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations. These efforts will continue through June 2, with the donations given to the local communities Arvest serves later in the month.

In Aurora, Arvest is partnering with Harvest Church for the 1 Million Meals campaign. Every dollar raised through 1 Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for local, hungry families.

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

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 15 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.