The Northwest Arkansas Naturals have joined Arvest Bank's effort to fight hunger in our area. Donate $5 or 10 nonperishable food items at a Naturals game Aug. 26-29, and you can be part of the team, too.
The Naturals ticket offer is a warm-up for Arvest Bank's 1 Million Meals initiative, which officially begins Sept. 4, and aims to raise a million or more meals to fight hunger. All donations made at Arvest Ballpark will benefit the NWA Food Bank.
Considering $1 = 5 meals, you can make a big difference by donating $5 or 10 nonperishable food items. In return, you'll receive a reserved ticket for that evening's game. Come watch the Naturals play the Arkansas Travelers on Aug. 26, or the Tulsa Drillers Aug. 27-29.
Some of the most-needed food items, which can be dropped off at the Naturals team van near the ticket office, include:
• canned meat
• canned vegetables
• fruit cups
• macaroni & cheese
• boxed dinners
In its third year, 1 Million Meals runs Sept. 4-Nov. 2 and challenges Arvest associates, customers and communities to help fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves. Last year, the initiative raised 1.38 million meals. This year's effort benefits 53 organizations in the four states - Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma - Arvest serves.