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Creek Classic Raised $5,000 for Food for Kids

March 18, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY –The 17th Annual Creek Classic was a huge success and raised more than $5,000 to fight childhood hunger in Oklahoma.  Proceeds also benefited Deer Creek School.  The event, which was held on March 2, attracted more than 2,000 runners who participated in the one mile fun run, 5K and 10K. 

In the past, money raised from this event helped Deer Creek Schools purchase items such as: iPads, smart boards, text books, library books, mobile lap top computers, continuing education for teachers, playground equipment, software, sound systems and much more.  This year, $2.50 from every runner registration was donated to the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids Backpack Program.

“Thanks to the Deer Creek Classic, 25 children will be fed through our Food for Kids programs,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank.  “Thank you for your compassion and helping us fight childhood hunger in Oklahoma.”

For more information visit regionalfoodbank.org or deercreekclassic.com.

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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