27

Sep

Fashion for Food!


Thank you to Johnathan Kayne and to all of our sponsors and supporters who joined us on Saturday night for the first ever Fashion for Food Fashion Show! What a fabulous night! We really appreciate everyone for participating in the auctions and helping to raise money for our Food for Kids program.

Be on the lookout for more photos! Thank you again to all those who supported this event!

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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23

Sep

Johnathan Kayne’s Fashion for Food Fashion Show


“Lighten up, it’s just fashion,” is probably the view most people have towards the fashion world.  They’re proponents of the belief that clothing serves a purely functional purpose and nothing else.  Those individuals who find the sublime in every stitch of a cashmere knit sweater or become enraptured at the sight of silk chiffon are considered alien to most people who just see a mass of fabric.  Clothing is meant to cover not to be coveted.   So, for the fashionably indifferent you should probably stop reading at this point.

The Food Bank will hold its first ever fashion event on Saturday, September 25th, hosted by Johnathan Kayne of Project Runway fame.  Last year the event took place at his home and was featured on TLC’s Gown Crazy (Google it and watch the show, then send me a link because I can’t seem to find it).  So why should you be excited? Because Kayne is creating custom-made designs and featuring them in a runway show to help raise money for the Food Bank’s Food for Kids backpack program.  There will be music, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction items and you’ll even have a chance to bid on several one-of-a-kind custom-designed dresses!  For fashion freaks, it just doesn’t get much better than that.

Although the Food Bank does so much to raise awareness of the issues hungry Oklahomans face, there are still many who don’t fully comprehend the magnitude of the obstacles the state must overcome in eliminating food insecurity.  That’s why I hope the people who attend this event will come away with an eagerness for the fashion and the spectacle but also walk away with an understanding of what the Food Bank does.  It’s thrilling to watch the Food Bank develop innovative ways of educating the public on what we do. Not everyone has the chance to work at an organization that willingly embraces the challenge to be inventive.

Not only am I excited for this event because I know we will accomplish what we set out to do, but because it will fulfill another dream of mine, one that I’ve had since I was a child.  My passion for fashion started with my first glimpse of a runway show on TV early on Saturday mornings.  I learned to wear heels before I learned to ride a bike, which actually remains true to this day since I still haven’t learned to ride a bike. And while I can’t claim to have been a style icon from the beginning, since I did spend a large part of my teenage years resembling a Persian rug due to my fondness for paisley, I did realize one of my passions in life. Now that I’m older and I’ve spent some time working for the Food Bank I’ve realized another passion in my life. And I hope that come September 25th you will do the same.

If you’re interested in attending the fashion show you can still buy tickets!

Connie Lam

Connie Lam

Connie Lam is the Marketing Intern at the Regional Food Bank. She recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Advertising.
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13

Aug



Project-Runway-famed fashion designer, Johnathan Kayne, will host the exclusive Fashion for Food Fashion Show at the Regional Food Bank on Saturday, September 25th.

Kayne wants this event to be over the top! He is planning a full-on production complete with two runway shows – one featuring his latest designs and another with custom items, which will be auctioned off at the event.

Runway models will include local celebs:
Lauren Nelson and Christina Ecker from News 9
Jaime Cerreta, Angie Mock and Liz Dueweke from FOX 25
Lacey Lett from The Spy
Singer/songwriter Sherree Chamberlain (who will also perform!!)

Proceeds from the fashion show, silent auction, wine pull and raffle will go toward the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids program. Food for Kids provides chronically hungry elementary school children with backpacks filled with non-perishable, kid-friendly food to eat over weekends and holidays. There are 25 schools on the waiting list to join the program.

Tickets go on sale to the public August 31st. Seats will be limited. General admission tickets are $75, and front row seats are $100. Mark your calendar today – more details later!

RSVP on Facebook for a reminder!

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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MIO Coalition has set a goal to sell 1 million paper towel rolls by the end of the month. A portion of the sales benefit the Regional Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids program, which provides nearly 8,000 chronically hungry elementary school children with a backpack filled with nutritious, kid-friendly food on weekends and holidays throughout the school year.

Join the “Eat Up” with food prepared by Good Egg Dining Group, a member of the MIO Coalition. DJ Dan from Oklahoma Party Patrol will provide the tunes. Oklahoma’s own Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson Faram and Project Runway’s Johnathan Kayne will be joining in the festivities, so come by for autographs and photos! Senator Andrew Rice will also be in attendance to help celebrate this local initiative.

Purchase MIO paper towels for $2 to play a round of paper towel bowling for a chance to win an MIO gift basket (valued at $150). Win additional free entry in the raffle every time you make a strike!

The first 100 attendees will receive a Made in Oklahoma goodie bag, which includes MIO coupons, a Tastefully Oklahoma cookbook and information about the coalition and the Regional Food Bank. The event will also include giveaways of gift cards to Good Egg Dining Group restaurants, including Red Prime Steak, Iron Starr BBQ and Cheever’s Restaurant.

Follow @MIO_Coalition and @rfbo on Twitter for live coverage of the event. Tweet live from the event using the #MIOtwEATup official hashtag for your chance to land on @LamarOKC’s digital billboard!

For more information, contact Natalie Wright at 405-604-7113 or nwright@regionalfoodbank.org. Or, contact Sharra Martin at Sharra.Martin@oda.state.ok.us or 405-522-5601.

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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01

Apr

Join us on April 13 for the MIO “Eat Up”!


April is MIO month! The Made In Oklahoma Coalition has challenged shoppers to purchase 1 million rolls of paper towels to benefit Food 4 Kids. MIO paper towels are made from recycled material, and have already helped to raised $36,000 for Food 4 Kids in Oklahoma. Participating retailers include Walmart, Crest, Homeland, Buy For Less and many many others!

Come out to the Eat Up event on April 13 to show your support!

Food will be served up by Good Egg Dining Group, a member of the MIO Coalition.

Music by DJ Dan from Oklahoma City Party Patrol.

Special Guests:
Miss America 2007 Lauren Nelson Faram
Project Runway’s Johnathan Kayne
State Senator Andrew Rice

The first 100 guests will get a special MIO goodie bag!

Tweet live from the event using the #MIOtwEATup hashtag for your chance to land on a Lamar digital billboard!

Hope to see you there!

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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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!
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