Charity Navigator Awards Regional Food Bank with 4-Star Rating
Nonprofit Recognized for Fighting Hunger… Feeding Hope
July 20, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - For the second year in a row, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma was awarded the 4-Star Charity Rating on behalf of Charity Navigator. The organization is the largest private hunger-relief organization in the state.
“We fulfill our mission of ‘Fighting Hunger...Feeding Hope’ through our partnership with the community,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “We are working to expand our programs to better serve hungry families, seniors, and children. Even though our administrative and fundraising costs are less than four percent, we are still in need of donations to feed our hungry neighbors in need.”
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“Only 17 percent of the charities we rate have received at least two consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma outperforms most other charities in America,” said Ken Berger president of Charity Navigator. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”
In fiscal year 2012, the Regional Food Bank distributed 42.2 million pounds of food and product through a network of nearly 1,000 partner agencies and schools throughout 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.
To make a donation to the Regional Food Bank visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405.972.1111. View Charity Navigator’s rating specifics of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma here.
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 446 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.