Service is a core value at APMEX, but it’s not just something we say, it’s something we do. APMEX Founder and President Scott Thomas grew up knowing hunger and it is from those humble beginnings where APMEX’s passion to help others with the same need began. The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the perfect partner for APMEX to help those in need. For these reasons APMEX has adopted the Regional Food Bank as our primary charity.
For many years, APMEX has worked with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to give back to those who need it most. Together, we are “Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope”.
APMEX Founder and President Scott Thomas
Helping the Regional Food Bank is a passion that spreads throughout the company. The staff at APMEX and our families regularly volunteer at the Food Bank to help process meals for hungry Oklahomans. It also serves as a time for team building and provides a way to serve our neighbors while supporting those in need.
APMEX was proud to be one of the sponsors of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Holiday Match Campaign for the third year in a row. During the 2018 Hunger Never Takes a Holiday campaign, every donation received was matched dollar for dollar, up to $600,000, by APMEX.com, the Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation, for a total donation of $1.2 million. Normally, every $1 donated to the Regional Food Bank provides four meals, but thanks to the Match Campaign, every dollar donated over these two months provided literally twice as many meals to families living with hunger in central and western Oklahoma, during a time when many need it most. A total of $2.49 million was raised, totaling more than 14 million meals in just 61 short days. We thank our community for the continued support.
Each September, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma kicks off the Students Against Hunger food and fund drive in schools across the state, when students compete to raise food and monetary donations for the Food Bank. This event helps the younger generations see that food insecurity exists in Oklahoma. For the second year in a row, APMEX was a sponsor for this meaningful event and wanted to reward two schools that went above and beyond. The school who raised the most meals overall received a special trophy to show off all year with each student receiving a gift certificate courtesy of Andy's Frozen Custard. APMEX and the Regional Food Bank also recognized the school who showed the most improvement from the prior year with they own school-wide assembly.
For the third year in a row, APMEX employees took time out of their day one Thursday in September to volunteer at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma headquarters in Oklahoma City. Team members from all departments participated, from sales and customer service to operations and marketing. Employees were split into groups to accomplish different tasks. One group sorted through bread products donated from various grocery stores while another group put meals together for the Food Bank’s backpack program, which provides non-perishable and nutritious food on Friday to sustain children over weekends and school holidays when they don’t receive school meals. In this one day of volunteering, APMEX employees sorted more than 24,028 pounds of food, which created 20,023 meals. As always, it was great to see the immediate impact we can make when we work together for our community.
APMEX once again teamed up with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for the Feeding Hope food and fund drive. The drive kicked off Saturday, May 12, with a day of volunteering at a local post office, where APMEX employees, family members and friends helped sort canned food, boxed items and more. A total of 20,260 pounds of food were sorted, accounting for 16,883 meals. By Monday morning, Fun Week was well underway at APMEX headquarters. Employees were separated into teams to compete throughout the week to raise money for the Food Bank. Every dollar donated is able to provide four meals to Oklahomans with food insecurity. In 2018, through events including a costume contest, lip sync competition
APMEX.com was again a proud sponsor of the 31st annual Chefs’ Feast. The theme for this year’s event was “Race to End Hunger.” Patrons enjoyed complimentary food and drinks from several of the Oklahoma City metro’s best restaurants. The event also included a Precious Metal raffle, a wine pull and much more. All proceeds from the Chefs’ Feast go toward the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids programs. One of the Food for Kids programs is the Backpack Program, which provides children living with food insecurity with meals over the weekend during the school year. Other
For the second year in a row, APMEX was proud to be a sponsor of the Regional Food Bank's 2017 Holiday Match Campaign. During the
In September, APMEX employees participated in their second annual Volunteer Day. More than 95% of the company took time out of their Thursday schedule to volunteer at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma headquarters. All departments were represented, from marketing and operations to accounting and sales. Employees were split into groups, with half the employees sorting food received as donations and the other half putting meals together for the Food Bank’s backpack program. In just one day, the two groups sorted more than 12,000 pounds of food and packaged more than 5,600 backpacks. These efforts meant the APMEX team created a total of 25,690 meals for the day, providing a true and immediate impact in the local community.
Each year, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma holds a month-long food and fund drive by partnering with students from schools across Oklahoma. During the Students Against Hunger drive, students raised food and monetary donations for the Food Bank and promoted awareness that food insecurity exists in Oklahoma. This year, APMEX was a sponsor for this meaningful event and wanted to reward two schools. The school with the most meals overall received a special trophy to show off all year. For the school that shows the most improvement from the prior year, we raffled off gift cards, fidget spinners, Silver rounds and more!
Each year in early summer, APMEX partners with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for the Feeding Hope food and fund drive. This annual event groups APMEX employees into teams to compete in challenges throughout the week to raise money for the Food Bank. Every dollar donated is able to provide four meals to Oklahomans with food insecurity. In 2017, through events including a costume contest, a lip sync competition
APMEX.com was a proud sponsor of the 30th annual Chefs’ Feast. The theme for this year’s event was “Locally Inspired – Oklahomans helping Oklahoma children.” Patrons enjoyed complimentary food and drinks from 25 of the Oklahoma City metro’s best restaurants. The event also included a silent auction, as well as a Precious Metals pull. All proceeds from the Chefs’ Feast go toward the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids programs. The Food for Kids programs
To close out 2016, APMEX teamed up with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to sponsor their Holiday Match Campaign. With this effort, donation dollars went further, with every dollar donated matched (up to $600,000, for a total impact of $1.2 million). During this campaign, a total of over $3.6 million was raised, helping the Regional Food Bank provide more than 18.4 million meals to hungry Oklahomans this past holiday season. For every matched dollar donated, 10 meals were provided to people in need. The entire APMEX team appreciates and values your support of the Holiday Match Campaign.
In October 2016, more than 150 APMEX employees took time out of their Friday schedule to volunteer at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma headquarters. After receiving a tour of the facility and hearing from Food Bank employees, APMEX employees worked in teams to sort and package food for the Food Bank’s backpack program. Over the course of that one day, APMEX employees packed 9,678 meals, allowing 3,408 children to go home with meals for the weekend. Employees from various departments worked elbow-to-elbow toward a common goal of helping serve our local community.
In May 2016, APMEX teamed up with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for the annual “Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope” food and fund drive. Every dollar donated to the Food Bank provides four meals; APMEX’s contribution of $31,294.82, plus 1,367 pounds of food, raised during this week provided 158,752.5 meals for Oklahomans dealing with food insecurity. APMEX held team competitions with many different contests during the week to raise money for “Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope,” including a costume competition and ice bucket challenge. All these opportunities helped contribute over a week’s worth of meals to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
Inspired by our company’s own humble beginnings, giving back is more than a corporate mission. It’s our lifestyle