Arvest Bank to Host Free Shred-A-Thon in Joplin

Help shred local hunger! Join Arvest Bank for a contactless shred event on Saturday, April 9 from 1pm-4pm at our 2023 East 32nd Street location in Joplin. The event is open to the public and monetary donations will be accepted to help support our Million Meals campaign, benefitting local food partners. Hot dogs, chips and a drink will be available for purchase during the event, as well!
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Arvest Bank to Host Free Shred-A-Thon in Joplin

Fundraiser to benefit Arvest Million Meals initiative, a local food drive campaign that provides food to local families in need 


JOPLIN, Mo. (April 6, 2021) – Arvest Bank invites our community to help shred local hunger. Join Arvest for a free, contactless Shred-A-Thon to support the Arvest Million Meals campaign Saturday, April 9. This event is open to the public and will be held outside the Arvest branch located at 2023 E 32nd St. in Joplin from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. 


Shredding will be provided at no charge, but monetary donations for Million Meals are encouraged. Every dollar raised through Million Meals provides the equivalent of five meals for local, hungry families. While Arvest is unable to accept food donations this year, monetary donations are appreciated.


In addition to the Shred-A-Thon, hot dogs, chips, and a drink will be available for purchase on-site during this event to raise funds to support the Million Meals campaign. Arvest invites the community to help associates and customers reach the goal of one million meals to fight local hunger.


Event: Shred-A-Thon

Date: Saturday, April 9

Time: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Location: Arvest branch-2023 E 32nd St, Joplin, Mo


The Shred-A-Thon allows you to bring personal and financial documents to be shredded and recycled.* Discard unwanted paper and sensitive documents in a secure, convenient and contactless manner without leaving your vehicle. Arvest asks that all participating in the shredding event place boxes in your vehicle trunk and observe all signage and traffic direction. Arvest associates will be on-site to assist in welcoming all participants, directing the flow of traffic, offering bottled water and Arvest giveaways, accepting monetary donations, and unloading all items to be shredded from vehicle trunks. 


All donations raised during the Shred-A-Thon event will go to support the Arvest Million Meals initiative, a local food drive campaign aimed to provide at least one million meals to those in need, benefiting eleven local food partners right here in Joplin and our surrounding four-state communities. 


Area residents can support Million Meals through May 28 by making monetary donations at Arvest branches and drive-thrus in Joplin, Neosho, Monett, Carthage, Lockwood, Lamar, Nevada, Webb City, Miami, Ok, and Pittsburg, Ks or by calling (866) 952-9523. Additionally, customers can donate via the Arvest Go mobile app and Arvest Flex Rewards credit cardholders can log in to to redeem and donate rewards points.


For more information about Million Meals, visit


Arvest Bank is celebrating its 12th annual Million Meals campaign, an initiative to feed our neighbors in need and raise awareness about food insecurity. With your help, we hope to provide more than a million meals to this year’s 75-plus food banks and organizations in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. All donations stay local.

You can make a difference by donating today via phone, mail, the Arvest Go banking app, your local Arvest Bank branch or by redeeming and donating Arvest Flex Rewards points. Just $1 provides five meals to the hungry in your community. Imagine the impact a donation of $10 or $100 can make! Through your generous contributions, we can make an impact sure to be felt a million times over!

Please join us in raising a million meals!


Arvest makes no representation that any contribution is tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor. 

*You DO NOT have to remove staples, paper clips, binder clips or manila folders. Please REMOVE all paper from binders. We CANNOT shred 3-ring binders, cardboard, plastics, hard drives, computer discs or copies.


About Arvest

With more than $26 billion in assets, Arvest Bank is a community-based financial institution serving more than 110 communities in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Established in 1961, Arvest Bank is committed to meeting the needs of its more than 830,000 retail and business customer households by continually investing in the digital tools and services customers expect. Arvest was recently recognized by J.D. Power for its outstanding mobile banking experience. Its extensive network of more than 200 banking locations provides loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing as a part of its growing list of digital services. Arvest is known for its commitment to the communities it serves and to attracting, hiring and retaining a diverse group of talented people. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. To learn more please visit


About Arvest Wealth Management

Arvest Wealth Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Investments and Insurance Products: Not a Deposit, Not Guaranteed by the Bank or its Affiliates, Not FDIC Insured, Not Insured by Any Federal Government Agency, May Go Down in Value. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.