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Food Bank Benefits from Grandma’s Quilt Exhibit

January 8, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY - QSC Expos’ Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show proudly features “Soft Comforters for Hard Times Quilts.”  The exhibit runs from January 10 through 12 at the Cox Pavilion in State Fair Park.  The event is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and all proceeds from Grandma’s Handmade Depression quilts will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

“During troubled times, we seek the simple comforts of home like cuddling in Granny’s quilts by the fireside,” said Judy Howard from Buckboard Quilts.  “Fight hunger and feed hope as you bring the beauty, comfort and nostalgic memories of the past in to warm your home.”

More than 150 quilts, as well as Howard’s new cookbook 1905 Cookbooks, are available for purchase to fight childhood hunger at the event or at BuckboardAntiqueQuilts.com. This cookbook for cooks, foodies and historians is based on recipes from pioneer days in central Oklahoma.  The book features 300 epicurean delights; 200 turn-of-the-century photographs; 1905 merchant ads and stories of the Oklahoma’s pioneers who compiled the original cookbook found at a flea market.

For more information about this event visit contact Judy Howard at 405.751.3885.

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. In fiscal year 2012, the nonprofit distributed 42.2 million pounds of food and products through a network of nearly 1,000 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Each week, the organization provides enough food to feed more than 90,000 hungry Oklahomans.

To learn more about the Food Bank call 405.972.1111 or visit regionalfoodbank.org.

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is a private, 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that acts as a link through which the food industry and community may donate food and other goods. The products are then distributed to nearly 1,000 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. In fiscal year 2012, the Food Bank distributed 42.2 million pounds of food and product to help the charitable community effectively feed people in need. Since its inception in 1980, the Food Bank has distributed more than 465 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.

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