One in five children in Oklahoma live in poverty in Oklahoma. For this very reason, midwestmedia & marketing felt compelled to join the fight against hunger. The company awarded a grant to the Food Bank to create a video about the Food for Kids program, which provides a backpack full of food to chronically hungry children on the weekend and school holidays.
Christopher Hunt, producer of this short film, was really touched by the video. As he said on his blog:
“I guess the thing thing that really stuck out with me during production of this film — was the true need that exist here in OKC for our kids. It blew me away that a donation of $200 could provide a backpack for a year. That was incredible to me. This is an issue that is just not thought about – unless you are in the middle of the situation. My hope is this film will do its part to raise awareness about the program – and motivate people to do something. I don’t think we have to do to much – to make a huge impact on many young lives. These kids need our support – and I think we live in a community that is more than capable of helping them.”
Thank you to midwestmedia & marketing for this wonderful film.
3:05 PM on Monday, June 21st, 2010No Comments
A $25,000 grant award from Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger will fund statewide public policy and advocacy efforts this year! Through this grant, we will work to educate local and national political leaders, as well as the charitable community, in an effort to reduce hunger in Oklahoma.
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s objectives include: recruiting partner agencies to engage with elected officials about hunger and its solutions; involving the Regional Food Bank’s Board of Directors in matters of public policy impacting the organization’s mission; and engaging 1,000 people to advocate on behalf of the Regional Food Bank and its mission.
We urge you to become an advocate today by signing up for information about hunger and nutrition issues on our website!
In an effort to help meet the increased demand for food, the Inasmuch Foundation presented the Food Bank with a generous $500,000 emergency assistance grant to help feed hungry Oklahomans.
Bob Ross, president and CEO of Inasmuch Foundation, said he hopes this grant will help create some stability for our most disadvantaged citizens. Since their first gift in December 1992, the Inasmuch Foundation has committed more than $2 million to the cause.
This grant couldn’t have come at a better time. We are distributing more food than any other time in the history of the org; we distributed more than three million pounds of food in April – which is a 29 percent increase over the same time a year ago.
Thank you so much to the Inasmuch Foundation for your continued commitment to fighting hunger in Oklahoma!
The George Kaiser Family Foundation is giving $150,000 to local organizations including the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. NewsOK stopped by to get an update on the latest at the Food Bank. Great video!
The Food 4 Kids program is among the finalist for the Power a Bright Future/Grants for Kids Programs by Clorox® Clean-Up®.
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