OU Men’s four time Nation Champions gymnastics coach Mark Williams stopped by one of our Norman stores and gave out $1000 in Homeland gift cards and free tickets to holiday shoppers. We’d like to thank OU for their support of Homeland and the community.
Homeland was able to support the Special Olympics in Stillwater, OK with snacks and drinks for participants and spectators.
In September, a portion of Bar-S and McCormick sales at Homeland were set aside for The Toby Keith Foundation’s OK Kid’s Korral. The Korral is a haven for the entire family as a child with cancer receives treatment. Homeland presented a check for $17,887 to Toby Keith and the foundation. Learn more about this great cause at www.tobykeithfoundation.org.
This week our store managers got together at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to help with the Food for Kids Backpack Program. They assembled backpacks that will provide 8,000 meals to over 3,200 children!
If you’d like more information on ways you can help fight hunger in Oklahoma visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org/
Homeland Stores joined forces with Smithfield Foods to donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The donation was part of Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure. The donation is equivalent to more than 163,000 servings and will help those fighting hunger across the area, where one in six individuals are food insecure.
Homeland is committed to ensuring Oklahoma’s children have enough to eat this school year. On Thursday, August 24, Homeland donated $30,000 to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids program. Thanks to the Food for Kids match, this donation will be matched dollar for dollar, and will support 300 children in the Food for Kids program for an entire school year.
“As an employee-owned, Oklahoma-based company we are passionate about making sure all of Oklahoma’s children have food to eat,” said Marc Jones, president and chief executive officer of Homeland. “Our customers and our employee owners are proud of our partnership with the Regional Food Bank and the essential support it and its partner agencies provide across our state. This donation is just one way we are trying to live up to our mission of being a company of Oklahomans feeding Oklahomans.”
One in four children in Oklahoma faces hunger every day. The Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids program fights childhood hunger by providing food to chronically hungry children in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Last school year, the Regional Food Bank provided millions of meals to chronically hungry children through the Food for Kids program, which includes: the Backpack Program, School Pantry Program, Kids Cafe and the Summer Feeding program.
“Homeland has been a generous supporter of the Regional Food Bank for nearly 30 years, and for that we are very grateful,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Food is the most essential school supply and Homeland’s donation will help ensure Oklahoma students have enough to eat this school year.”
For more information about ways you can help fight hunger, visit www.regionalfoodbank.org.
On Saturday, April 29, two of our Homeland locations hosted Drug Take Back Events in partnership with KOCO and the Oklahoma City Police Department.
The Take Back Event allowed people to drop off their unused or expired prescription medications for safe disposal.
The event was a huge success even with the less than ideal weather. Our store on Britton and May collected eight trash bags full of medications, and our 18th and Classen location collected another four.
If you missed the take back event and would like more information on the safe disposal of prescription medications, you can contact your local law enforcement agencies for the dates and locations of take back events near you.