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Grab your grocery list. You've got a few more things to add.

Now in its eighth year, the 1 Million Meals initiative from Arvest Bank is officially underway to fight hunger in the 120+ communities the bank serves.

Joining forces with the Arkansas Foodbank, the fundraiser/food drive launched earlier this month and runs through June 2, wherein all are invited to join in with monetary and nonperishable food donations.

The goal is to provide at least one million meals to the Foodbank, which will then be distributed to more than 70 local organizations working to feed hungry Arkansans.

To help citizens understand the needs of their neighbors, Arvest will also host its Hunger Challenge on Wednesday, April 11, where participants are challenged to feed themselves with just $5 a day  the average daily amount in benefits a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) member receives. 

The 1 Million Meals deadline is still a few months away, so you have plenty of time to make plenty of donations. Here are a few easy ways to do just that:

For Arvest customers:

  • Donate via phone – Customers can make a $1 (or more) donation by calling (866) 952-9523. Funds will be drawn directly from your Arvest account.
  • Donate Arvest Flex Rewards – Customers can redeem points for a 1 Million Meals donation. Log in at arvestflexrewards.com and click on the banner for 1 Million Meals to get started.

For everyone:

  • Donate via mail – Mail a check to Arvest Bank Operations, ATTN: 1MM, P.O. Box 799, Lowell, AR 72745. Include "1 Million Meals" in the memo line of the check.
  • Donate in a branch – Stop by your local Arvest Bank branch. Cash and check contributions are accepted.

To learn more about the 1 Million Meals campaign and how to get involved, click here