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APMEX, Inc.

May 09, 2016 10:40 ET

APMEX Provides Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma With More Than 158,000 Meals

OKLAHOMA CITY, UT--(Marketwired - May 09, 2016) - APMEX, an online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, teamed up with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in the annual "Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope" food and fund drive. Last year, with two fundraisers, APMEX donated more than 500,000 meals in total to hungry families across Oklahoma.

According to the Food Bank, Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation. One in six Oklahomans, or about 656,000 people, struggle with hunger or have limited availability of nutritionally adequate food. The average Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit amounts to roughly $4 a day per person and more than 1 million people in the state currently utilize these benefits to avoid going hungry.

APMEX President Scott Thomas knows first-hand what it is like to struggle with food insecurity. Thomas worked at a pizza parlor as a teenager and would bring home leftover pizza for his family to eat since they had nothing else. He believes it is unacceptable that one in four children and one in eleven seniors struggle with hunger every day in Oklahoma.

"Helping to fight hunger and provide meals to those who need them the most is very important to not only my family and I, but is also a meaningful cause for many employees at APMEX," APMEX President Scott Thomas said.

In 2015, APMEX provided more than 132,000 meals with the Feeding Hope Food Drive, in addition to an end-of-year toy drive and $100,000 donation. This year, APMEX set a goal to provide 140,000 meals to Oklahomans who struggle with hunger.

Every dollar donated to the Food Bank provides five meals; this year's contribution of $31,294.82, plus 1,367 pounds of food, will provide 158,752.5 meals for Oklahomans. APMEX held many different contests during the week to raise money for "Feeding Hunger…Fighting Hope," ranging from raffles to a silent art auction. All these opportunities helped contribute over a week's worth of meals to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

"If you are able to help in any shape or form, whether that is through donations or physically volunteering at the Food Bank, I invite everyone to join us in this fight," Thomas said.

About APMEX, Inc.
For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers. Boasting over $6.5 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.

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