MOORE — A fleet of food trucks will serve free meals all day Saturday to those affected by the May 20 tornado and relief workers helping to clean up in Moore.
The free meals are sponsored by Chase Bank, which also has donated $500,000 to tornado relief. The bank's employees have pitched in another $150,000 in donations. Meanwhile, 48,000 of its customers across the country donated about $244,000 from contributions taken at Chase ATMs.
“Many of our customers, neighbors and employees are coping with tremendous damage,” David Page, president of Chase in Oklahoma, said in a statement. “We're rolling up our sleeves to help Moore recover and rebuild. We will continue to be one of the key engines toward our region's recovery.”
The six local food trucks will be located in the storm zone and will serve crepes, pizza, hot dogs and gumbo.
Chase, which has more than 500 employees and 30 branches in Oklahoma, said it is waiving several overdraft, returned items fees and non-Chase ATM fees in the five counties around Oklahoma City until Tuesday. The bank also is waiving late and insufficient funds fees on credit cards, business and consumer loans, including mortgages, home-equity, auto and student loans.
“Our mission at Chase is to use our resources and financial strength to make our communities better places to live and work. It's what we do every day, in good times and when times get tough,” said Carrie Boyles, senior vice president and head of Oklahoma branches. “We're committed to going the extra mile to help the people of Oklahoma get back on our feet.”