Stability Cannabis, a cannabis company based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma recently donated enough food and money to supply 4,020 meals to the Regional Food Banks of Oklahoma over the recent holidays.
Stability Cannabis is one of the biggest medical cannabis companies in Oklahoma, offering indoor cannabis cultivation and processing as well as sales at their “cannabis superstore” dispensary. The company boasts a 90,000 square-foot footprint that spans its operation, as well as a variety of award-winning products.
This altruistic act was a part of the company’s StabilityGives campaign, a charitable operation that strives to give back to the community. While community support should be cultivated year-round, food insecurity has been especially heightened due to the COVID pandemic during this past holiday season.
“We had a two-part effort to support the Regional Food Bank,” David Lewis, chief operating officer of Stability Cannabis, says in a press release about the program. “First, our employees worked together to donate 515 pounds of nonperishable food. Second, as a company, we pledged to donate $5 for every purchase made at our Stability Cannabis dispensary on December 29, 2020.”
The event received plenty of participation from Stability Cannabis customers within that time frame, with nearly 200 people participants.
“Stability rounded up our donation to $1,005—a donation sufficient to provide 4,020 meals to needy Oklahomans. 4,020 meals plus more than 500 pounds of additional food given by our employees will make a tremendous impact for folks in need during this pandemic winter,” says Denver Kitch, chief executive officer, according to the press release.
While the cannabis industry has been making some serious headway into being considered essential and philanthropic instead of dangerous and back-alley, programs like StabilityGives further enhance the good will of the cannabis industry. And, even better, the 4,020 meals given to Oklahomans in need made the holidays better.