APMEX Sponsors Regional Food Bank Competition; Awards Two Schools
APMEX.com, a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, was a proud sponsor of this year’s Students Against Hunger food and fund drive, a yearly competition promoted by the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
Schools in central and western Oklahoma participated in the drive, which took place Sept. 25 through Nov. 10, to raise food and monetary donations to help fight hunger in Oklahoma. Each participating school held their own contests to raise as many meals as possible, but APMEX.com wanted to do something more for two schools who reached a certain mark: Most Meals Overall and Most Improved from the year prior.
“We have worked with the Regional Food Bank for many years now,” APMEX.com CEO Ken Lewis said. “This is the first time we have sponsored their Students Against Hunger campaign and we could not have been more excited. In addition to helping educate younger generations about the prevalence of hunger in our own state, we wanted to provide recognition for those schools that went above and beyond. We look forward to celebrating with these schools and working with the Regional Food Bank in the future to continue helping our fellow Oklahomans.”
After donating more than 100,000 meals, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School will be taking home the Most Meals Overall award. They will receive a unique trophy from APMEX.com and the Regional Food Bank, plus bragging rights for the year.
Dove Science Academy in Oklahoma City tripled their monetary donations from last year, donating more than 19,000 meals, giving them the Most Improved award. APMEX.com will join the students in a school assembly where they will raffle gift cards, fidget spinners, Silver rounds and more.
For many years, APMEX has worked with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to give back to those who need it most. Give back this holiday season by helping fight hunger across the state.
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For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers. Boasting over $7.75 billion in transactions, APMEX was recently ranked the #1 Specialty E-Retailer and #42 out of 500 e-retailers by Internet Retailer Magazine. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer, boasting more than 10,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and many others. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit www.APMEX.com or call (800) 375-9006.