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Make Your Tax Refund Count

Pay it Forward to Help Feed Hungry Oklahomans

February 14, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s easy to “pay it forward” this tax season.  If you are receiving a refund on your individual, joint or corporate 2012 Oklahoma tax return, you may now donate a portion of your refund to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. By checking the box for “Oklahoma Food Banks” on Schedule 511- G, a portion of your tax return can provide hope, in the form of food, to more families, seniors and children throughout Oklahoma. 

“Support in the fight against hunger in Oklahoma is vital now more than ever,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank.  “One in six Oklahomans struggles with hunger every day.  Every dollar counts. In fact, every dollar donated to the Food Bank will provide five meals to our neighbors in need.”

Since 2008, more than $83,000 has been donated to the Oklahoma Food Banks through tax return donations.

To learn more about the Regional Food Bank visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405.972.1111.  Connect online with the Regional Food Bank at twitter.com/rfbo or facebook.com/regionalfoodbank.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization.  The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 90,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,000 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 470 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.  For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.

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