More than 400 Love’s Travel Stops employees spent a few hours volunteering Friday to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary.
The Oklahoma City-based company encouraged its employees to “Share the Love” at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County.
Founder Tom Love said company officials wanted to make their mark on Valentine’s Day.
He was he was impressed with the employee turnout for the event, which began with a pep rally at Love’s headquarters in The Village.
“It was a sea of yellow shirts out there,” he said. “It’s delightful to see.”
In conjunction with the event, Gov. Mary Fallin and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett declared Friday to be “Love’s Day.”
Officials said more than 300 Love’s employees packed boxes of food at the food bank, while 100 or so others mentored children at the Boys and Girls Club.
“Hopefully, it’ll be something we do every year,” Love said.
Love’s, which was founded by Tom Love in 1964, is one of the nation’s largest private, family-owned companies.
The company has more than 310 locations and 180 Love’s Tire Care centers nationwide.