General Mills donates truckload of food

During the season finale of the television show The Biggest Loser, General Mills pledged that one can of Progresso Soup or one can of Green Giant vegetables will be donated to Feeding America, for every pound pledged to the Pound For Pound Challenge.  Nationwide, Food Banks will receive nearly 5.9 million cans of product.

Today, General Mills donated a truckload of Green Giant Sweet Peas and Cut Green Beans to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, which will help provide 27,620 meals to hungry Oklahomans this summer!!

Additionally, for every pound pledged at pfpchallenge.com, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 14 cents to Feeding America, who will then distribute the donations to Food Banks across the country, including the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. So far, Oklahomans have pledged to lose nearly 50,500 pounds in the Pound for Pound Challenge. The Pound For Pound Challenge, sponsored by The Biggest Loser, Feeding America, General Mills, Subway, 24 Hour Fitness and The Kroger Co., is designed to help deliver millions of pounds of groceries to local food banks across the U.S.

You can still pledge to lose weight until June 30, which in turn will raise donations for the Regional Food Bank.

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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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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