One of our core values is Service, which is not just what we do - it's who we are. We cannot do anything alone, so remembering those who helped us become who we are today is essential. Therefore, dedication to each other and commitment to giving back to our community make up the backbone of APMEX.
How We Give
Service is not just something we say, it's something we do. APMEX Founder and President Scott Thomas grew up knowing hunger and is now passionate about helping others who face the same struggles.
Working with organizations that are embedded in the local community helps APMEX directly reach our neighbors in need, which is why the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has been the perfect partner. For these reasons APMEX has adopted the Regional Food Bank as our primary charity and has supported them for over 10 years.
Together, we are “Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope”.
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, APMEX participated in the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Our employees assisted the National Association of Letter Carriers volunteers sort over 600,000 pounds of donated food items that went directly to our Oklahoma neighbors in need. Collaborating with our organizations is important to make sure that our community is taken care of, and APMEX is proud to be a part of the movement to stamp out hunger!
Celebrating 10 Years With The Regional Food Bank
For the past 10 years, APMEX has partnered with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (RFBO) in completing more than 1,295 service hours and contributed $2.3 million to their cause. To celebrate our years of partnering with the RFBO, APMEX donated $250,000 on behalf of our employees for 2021’s Giving Tuesday. APMEX is also participating in the RFBO's 2021 Holiday Match Campaign as this partnership relates closely to our core value of providing service to our community.
COVID-19 Donation 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, APMEX employees went above and beyond to help serve our customers. Due to their dedication, APMEX donated $250,000 to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (RFBO) on behalf of our employees. This donation helped provide food for thousands of Oklahomans. As the pandemic continued to take a toll on our community, APMEX quickly responded to provide additional resources to Oklahomans in need. We donated an additional $100,000 to the RFBO less than three weeks after pledging $250,000. Both financial commitments helped the Regional Food Bank meet its goal of creating a $1 million fund to match other donations to combat hunger during the global health crisis.
APMEX & Rock-N-Box 2019
For the fourth year in a row, we enjoyed working with our partners at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma! APMEX employees and their families volunteered at the Rock-N-Box event in October. While enjoying some live music courtesy of Frank Berry, we prepared care packages for Oklahomans struggling with food insecurity. The APMEX team packaged over 30,375 pounds of food in just two hours, equating to 25,311 meals. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our community and provide immediate assistance to Oklahomans who need it most.
Food and Fun Week 2019
For the fifth consecutive year, APMEX teamed up with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for their annual Feeding Hope Drive, a month-long food and fund drive held by various Oklahoma City businesses and organizations. The drive kicked off Saturday, May 11, with a day of volunteering as APMEX employees, family members and friends helped sort 23,460 pounds of canned food, boxed items and more collected during the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. Then from May 13-17, APMEX's annual Fun Week pit employees against each other in a wide variety of friendly competitions, bake sales and auctions, which raised $54,474.53. Overall, with combined food and fund donations, APMEX will provide a total of 218,120 meals for Oklahomans who need it most.
Chefs' Feast 2019
For the third year in a row, APMEX.com was a proud sponsor of the Chefs’ Feast. The theme for the 32nd annual event was “Unmask Hunger” and more than $170,000 was raised for Oklahoma children. Patrons enjoyed complimentary food and drinks from several of the Oklahoma City metro area’s best restaurants. The event also included a Precious Metal raffle sponsored by APMEX, a wine pull, a whiskey pull and much more. All proceeds from the Chefs’ Feast go toward the Regional Food Bank’s four Food for Kids programs. These programs include the Backpack Program, which provides weekend meals during the school year for children living with food insecurity, the Kids Café, School Pantry and Summer Feeding.
Holiday Match Campaign 2018
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.
APMEX Founder and President Scott Thomas knows first-hand what it’s like to struggle with food insecurity. Growing up in a single-parent home, he worked at a pizza parlor as a teenager where he would bring home pizza for the family to eat. Many times, leftover pizza was served at the Thomas household for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as they couldn’t afford much else. Those years of struggle and fighting for survival not only shaped Scott’s life but impacts how he serves his company and community today.
Helping the Regional Food Bank is a passion that spreads throughout the company. The staff at APMEX and their families regularly volunteer at the Food Bank to help process meals for hungry Oklahomans. It is also a time for team building while supporting those in need.Donate Now