OKLAHOMA CITY, OK--(Marketwired - November 17, 2016) - APMEX.com, a leading online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is once again teaming with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in the fight against hunger. This holiday season's campaign, Hunger Never Takes a Holiday, runs from Nov. 15, 2016 through Jan. 15, 2017. Last year, APMEX.com provided more than half a million meals to help feed hungry Oklahomans. This year, APMEX.com and the Regional Food Bank have set their sights even higher.
Thanks to a generous matching challenge sponsored by APMEX.com, the Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation, every donation received through January 15 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $600,000, for a total combined donation of $1.2 million. This will allow the Regional Food Bank to provide six million meals to hungry Oklahomans this holiday season.
Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states, with an estimated 17 percent of its population experiencing food insecurity. The fight against hunger is personal to APMEX.com founder and President Scott Thomas. His own family struggled with food insecurity growing up. He has often told of his family eating leftover pizza he would bring home from his job at a pizzeria, and little else. Thomas passionately states, "I believe in the Regional Food Bank's mission and ability to solve hunger in Oklahoma. We're putting our money where food should be: in the mouths of our hungry neighbors, friends and classmates. We invite everyone to join us in this fight."
The entire APMEX.com team believes in this cause, regularly donating their time and efforts for the Regional Food Bank. CEO Ken Lewis invites everyone to "support those in Oklahoma who do not know where their next meal will come from," and reminds us that, "because of the Holiday Match Campaign, every dollar is the equivalent of 10 meals for those in our community."
The generous joint matching challenge for Hunger Never Takes a Holiday will allow every donation to make the biggest possible impact. Thomas says, "If you are able to help in any way, shape or form, whether through donations or physically volunteering at the Regional Food Bank, I invite everyone to join us in this fight."
To donate and help the Regional Food Bank achieve its match goal of $600,000, click here.
About APMEX, Inc.
For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers. Boasting over $7.75 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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