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Thank You!


Because of your generosity, in Fiscal Year 2009, the Regional Food Bank:

  • Distributed more than 28.5 million pounds of food to those in need – a 15% increase over the previous year.
  • Served nearly 8,000 chronically hungry elementary school children in 263 schools in 38 counties through our Food 4 Kids backpack program.
  • Expanded the Summer Feeding program to 45 sites, including rural Oklahoma.
  • Provided a safe haven and an afternoon snack or meal for more than 850 children through our Kids Cafe sites.
  • Increased the Senior Feeding program to 30 sites.
  • Delivered food throughout the Regional Food Bank’s service area via the Regional Delivery System, making approximately 1,000 deliveries per month to nearly 350 delivery sites in urban and rural Oklahoma at no cost to our partner agencies.
  • Initiated the Walmart Supercenter and Neighborhood Market Product Recovery Program in late January, with 53 authorized Walmart locations – resulting in more than two million pounds of food collected and distributed.
  • Completed fundraising and construction of our Building Expansion – Volunteer Center, adding 36,600 square feet of additional freezer, dry storage and volunteer work space.
  • Welcomed thousands of volunteers who contributed over 47,000 hours of service – saving the Regional Food Bank more than $900,000 in labor costs.
  • Provided enough food to feed more than 63,600 hungry Oklahomans each week.
  • Kept our administrative and fundraising costs below 5%.

Rodney Bivens

Rodney Bivens

Rodney Bivens is the Executive Director of the Regional Food Bank. He founded the organization in 1980.
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