OnCue Gives $119 Thousand in Value to Local Food Resource Centers

Jun 27, 2023

An OnCue associate holding a tote box filled with product for donation to local food centers.

OnCue collected $101,990 in non-perishable and personal care items from its stores to distribute to local food centers. This is in addition to $17,308.50 in monetary donations from specialty cups sold from January through March of this year.

“The mission of helping feed, educate and advocate for those in our communities living with hunger is something every person understands and can see as fundamentally important,” said Laura Aufleger, president of OnCue. “It’s especially crucial during summer break for those who depend on school meals.”

The largest recipient was the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The organization received more than $64 thousand worth of items equaling 5,320 pounds. This food is estimated to provide about 73,000 meals for individuals experiencing food insecurity in these communities. As the largest hunger relief charity in the state, it also received more than $13 thousand in financial support through the sale of reusable fountain cups in OnCue stores in Oklahoma City. 

“We are so grateful for OnCue, who is a committed supporter of our vision of an Oklahoma where no one goes hungry,” said Stacy Dykstra, CEO of the Regional Food Bank. “OnCue has helped to provide thousands of meals to children participating in our Food for Kids Programs, such as the Summer Feeding Program.”

Our Daily Bread, a food resource center in OnCue’s hometown of Stillwater, Okla., received more than $19 thousand in products and $3,858 in financial support from the reusable cups sold at area stores.

“Our Daily Bread Food & Resource Center is so incredibly thankful for community partners like OnCue,” said Rachael Condley, executive director of Our Daily Bread. “Having a business its size invest time, energy, and resources into a local service agency like ours shows not only community awareness but the love for our area as a whole from the top of their organization down to each store. We can’t provide the services we do without strong partnerships.”

The reusable fountain cups in OnCue stores will begin supporting local schools from July 1 through September. Each store’s local school district will receive 50 cents from each cup purchase.