FORT SMITH, Ark. — On Dec. 28, OK Foods completed the first year of its strategic long-term partnership with the Fort Smith River Valley Regional Food Bank (RVRFB) with its donation of 20,000 pounds of chicken.
The partnership between RVRFB and OK Foods began with a five-year commitment to provide 500,000 pounds of chicken products to the food bank in order to help provide nourishment to people in the river valley community, the company said.
This donation is the largest commitment in OK Foods history.
“We are thrilled to accept this gift from OK Foods,” said Marc Baker, executive director of the Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council. “With the colder weather in place, it is vital that we focus our efforts to provide proper nutrition to our vulnerable populations.”
With more than 3,000 employees, OK Foods is one of the largest fully-integrated chicken producers. In November 2011, OK Foods was integrated into the Industrias Bachoco company, located in Celaya, Mexico.
“At OK Foods, we take seriously our mission to nourish the world,” Trent Goins, president and CEO of OK Foods, said. “We are grateful that our parent company, Bachoco, is supportive in our mission and our efforts. There is a big need for nourishment in our community, and OK Foods is eager to support that need by partnering with the River Valley Regional Food Bank.”
More information about the RVRFB can be obtained at www.rvrfoodbank.org; and more information about OK Foods can be obtained at www.okfoods.com.