02

Feb

Pound For Pound Challenge Update!


The Pound For Pound Challenge is definitely stirring up some excitement and changes at the Regional Food Bank. Last week, Danny Cahill, Season 8 winner of The Biggest Loser came for a visit. For those of you who have not had an opportunity to watch The Biggest Loser – Danny lost a total of 239 pounds last season – more than half his body weight to claim the title of The Biggest Loser- Ever!

Neill and Amanda Harmer, contestants from The Biggest Loser Season 5, also stopped by the Food Bank. Check out this video message:

Last week’s inspiration empowered a bunch of Food Bank folk to join the Challenge. We now have 17 staff members who are participating in the Pound for Pound Challenge and several of them weighed in for the first time. Even with that, our group has lost a total of 48 pounds since the challenge has started. While Oklahoma is still in 24th place – Oklahomans have now pledged to lose 50,689 pounds!  People continue to pledge daily to not only improve their own life, but help improve the lives of others as well.

Sign up for the Pound for Pound Challenge.

If you would like to get more involved, join our Facebook group! Share your favorite recipes, work out tips, and success stories. Or, join us for our Weekly Lunch Chat at Noon, Tuesday, February 2nd at the Regional Food Bank in the staff breakroom. It is always better to have the support of friends, family, co-workers and neighbors! Anyone can create a team of Oklahoma’s Biggest Losers!

Something Yummy and Filling!

Cajun Oven-Fried Chicken and Roasted Vegetables
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From eatbetteramerica.com

Prep Time:  25 min
Start to Finish:  50 min
Makes: 6 servings

Chicken

1 ½ cups corn flakes cereal

1 egg white

1 teaspoon water

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lb)

1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

Roasted Vegetables

2 medium red, orange and/or yellow bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips

1 medium sweet onion (Maui, Texas Sweet or Walla Walla), cut into thin wedges

4 cups Green Giant® SELECT® frozen whole green beans

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

¼ teaspoon salt

1. Heat oven to 450°F. Line 13×9-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray. Spray another 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.

2. Place cereal in plastic bag or between sheets of waxed paper; crush with rolling pin. Place crushed cereal in small bowl. In another small bowl, beat egg white and water with fork until frothy.

3. Dip chicken breasts into egg white mixture; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning. Roll chicken in cereal to coat; place in foil-lined pan. In second pan, toss roasted vegetable ingredients to coat.

4. Place both pans in oven; bake 18 to 23 minutes, stirring vegetables once halfway through baking time, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F) and vegetables are crisp-tender.

NUTRITION FACTS
Calories 220
Total Fat 6g
Sat Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 70mg

- By Melanie Anthony, Grants Manager

Melanie Anthony

Melanie Anthony

Melanie Anthony is a Development Manager at the Regional Food Bank. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate and mother of two.
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Danny Cahill, Season 8 winner of The Biggest Loser, lost a jaw-dropping 239 pounds to become the “Biggest Loser Ever” just a few months ago.

Yesterday, Danny made a few media stops to talk about the Pound For Pound Challenge and hunger in Oklahoma. He plans to sign up for the Challenge to shed the seven pounds he gained over the holidays, and he’s feeling confident he can do it with the Boston Marathon training already underway. We managed to capture some video of the radio spots at KMGL and KOMA – so check them out, if you missed them.

After his media interviews, he stopped by the Regional Food Bank for a photoshoot with our Celebrity Council photographer, Samantha Lamb. For his Food Bank photoshoot, we weighed out 239 pounds of canned goods to show just how much weight Danny was able to lose. Imagine the impact that could have with the Pound for Pound Challenge! (Check out this video – photos to come!) He also met with staff who have signed up for the Challenge. Quite the standup guy!

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If you haven’t already, we all encourage you to sign up to get healthy and help Oklahomans in need! Sign up at http://pfpchallenge.com. For every pound pledged, General Mills and other corporate sponsors will donate 14 cents to Feeding America – enough to provide one pound of groceries to a local food bank. Feeding America will distribute the funds to local food banks based on the ZIP codes of consumers who participate in the Pound For Pound Challenge.

Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright is the Marketing Coordinator at the Regional Food Bank. Natalie manages social media for the organization. Connect with her on Twitter (@rfbo) and Facebook!
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13

Jan


Big thank you in order to K.C. Clifford!!

K.C. Clifford

She’s an incredibly talented singer/songwriter from our Celebrity Council (like Patty Griffin swapping secrets with Karen Carpenter & Anne Lamott) who just donated nearly $1,000 to the Regional Food Bank. During December, she held a pre-sale of her new album Orchid, and $5 of every album sale went to the Food Bank. Visit http://kcclifford.com to learn more about her!

Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright is the Marketing Coordinator at the Regional Food Bank. Natalie manages social media for the organization. Connect with her on Twitter (@rfbo) and Facebook!
Read more articles by Natalie


07

Jan

Start the New Year right!


It’s the start of a brand new year, which means it’s time to kick any unhealthy habits we’ve developed and get back in shape. And lucky for you, there is a way for you to get healthy while helping Oklahomans in need!

In partnership with Feeding America, the NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”  is hosting 2nd Pound for Pound Challenge this year. General Mills will donate 14 cents per pound pledged on the Pound for Pound website

Our goal is to make Oklahoma the #1 pledging state in the nation! We need your help to pledge to take the Pound for Pound Challenge, and to let your friends and family know!

Check out this video from last season’s the Biggest Loser, which features a family who receives help from the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food 4 Kids program.

Together we can change our lifestyles and help those that need it most.  Sign up for the Pound for Pound Challenge now!

For inspiration from our Challenge Champions, Danny Cahill (Biggest Loser Season 8 winner), Neill & Amanda Harmer (Biggest Loser Season 5 contestants) and (OKC) Mayor Mick Cornett, visit our Pound for Pound page!

Melanie Anthony

Melanie Anthony

Melanie Anthony is a Development Manager at the Regional Food Bank. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate and mother of two.
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11

Dec

The totals are in!


Project Runway’s Johnathan Kayne, KMGL’s “Magic Man” Jeff Roberts, and singer/songwriters K.C. Clifford and Sherree Chamberlain joined forces as celebrity bartenders on Wednesday at TapWerks to raise funds to fight hunger in Oklahoma. We’re happy to announce the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Celebrity Council members donated $1,966 they collected from tips and raffles, which will help provide nearly 14,000 meals to Oklahomans in need this holiday season.

Kayne 2 Bar Kayne Bartending Celeb Council - TapWerks
Photos by Brandon Bales

See what you missed:

Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright is the Marketing Coordinator at the Regional Food Bank. Natalie manages social media for the organization. Connect with her on Twitter (@rfbo) and Facebook!
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Sherree Chamberlain has been quite busy lately! In fact, she’s just returning from New York where she played a Springsteen tribute show with Beau Jennings, Paul Basile, and Bryan Dunn. Meanwhile, back at home, her new song “Make Me Happy” is featured in a new Blue 7 holiday commercial. Give it a whirl, it’s really cute!

Tomorrow, she will be joining Project Runway’s Johnathan Kayne as a celebrity bartender; also joining will be KMGL’s Magic Man, Jeff Roberts, and singer/songwriter K.C. Clifford! The Celebrity Council members will be donating their tips to the Regional Food Bank.

It all starts at 5 pm at TapWerks in Bricktown, and it will be going on until 9 pm. Stop by for your chance to meet the group, and to give to a good cause. It feels good to give, right Sherree? :)

Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright is the Marketing Coordinator at the Regional Food Bank. Natalie manages social media for the organization. Connect with her on Twitter (@rfbo) and Facebook!
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02

Dec


Last week, photographer Samantha Lamb took some amazing photos of Project Runway’s Johnathan Kayne. We’ll be using these in promo materials as he works with us to fight hunger in Oklahoma. He has a number of fundraisers coming up, the first being his celeb bartending night at TapWerks next Wednesday to benefit the Food Bank. (Hope you all can make it!)

We are so excited to be working with him. And wow, these photos are amazing!

Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright is the Marketing Coordinator at the Regional Food Bank. Natalie manages social media for the organization. Connect with her on Twitter (@rfbo) and Facebook!
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02

Dec

Project Runway’s Johnathan Kayne Werks That Tip


On December 9, Project Runway star and Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Celebrity Council member Johnathan Kayne will serve up drinks for tips at TapWerks (121 E Sheridan Ave in OKC) on the second floor from 5 to 9 p.m. to benefit the Food Bank!

Joining Kayne will be three more of our Celeb Council members: KMGL’s “Magic Man” Jeff Roberts and singer/songwriters K.C. Clifford and Sherree Chamberlain, who will also be bartending and donating tips to the cause.

All of the tips collected will go directly to the Regional Food Bank. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to register to win prizes for $2 donation, which will be given away once every hour.

We hope to see you there! Should be lotsa fun!

Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright

Natalie Wright is the Marketing Coordinator at the Regional Food Bank. Natalie manages social media for the organization. Connect with her on Twitter (@rfbo) and Facebook!
Read more articles by Natalie


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