SNB 15 Day Can Challenge
The employees of Security National Bank of Enid are taking a 15 day can challenge to benefit Loaves and Fishes of NW Oklahoma. The challenge is to bring in one or more cans of food each day December 01, 2014 to December 15, 2014. “If every employee is able to participate it would be 34 cases of food” said SNB vice president of human resources and corporate communications, “though many employees have already donated well over 15 cans of food.”
Security National Bank started the challenge to benefit Loaves and Fishes of NW Oklahoma after hearing of the impact lightly stocked shelves have on those in need, especially during the last fifteen or so days of the year.
The bank and its employees participate in many different ways to help those in need at Christmas and throughout the year. This year they added the Loaves and Fishes challenge.
Food is a basic need for everyone, yet more than 15 percent of Garfield Country residents struggle with hunger every day and 1 in 4 children go to bed hungry. In addition, Oklahoma has very poor health indicators related to food and nutrition, including high rates of obesity and diabetes. These negative health indicators significantly impact low-income families who often buy less expensive foods high in calories and carbohydrates and low in nutrition. The results are poor health and increased health costs for our entire community.
“Everyone wanting to participate in our challenge is more than welcome,” said Danahy, “if they donate a can of food we will enter them into a drawing for a giant Christmas stocking filled with toys, the drawing for which will be held December 19, 2014.” The canned food drive is being held at each of Security National Bank of Enid’s locations; 201 West Broadway, 201 West Maine, and 210 North Oakwood.
Loaves and Fishes of NW Oklahoma was created in 2012. It is a non-profit agency responsible for operating a regional Food Resource Center in Enid. It is located at 701 East Maine.