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Foodies Fight Hunger

Savvy Deals Raise $3,200 for the Regional Food Bank

July 5, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY - Last month, savvy foodies helped raise nearly $3,200 for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma through EatAroundOKC DealsThis donation will provide more than 22,000 meals to the hungry in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. 

“I’d also like to thank each of you who supported our program by purchasing vouchers,” said Tim Wall, founder of EatAroundOKC.  “By choosing to purchase from EatAroundOKC Deals, you’ve not only supported local restaurants and our local restaurant website, but you’ve also contributed to Oklahoma’s fight against hunger. We really appreciate all of the support you have shown us and our program and look forward to this continued partnership with the Regional Food Bank.”

Through EatAroundOKC, foodies get fantastic discounts of 50 percent off or more at the best restaurants around the metro while fighting hunger.  This money-saving site will donate 20 percent of net proceeds from each deal sold to the Regional Food Bank of OklahomaAnyone can subscribe to EatAroundOKC Deals to receive free email updates about special offers at local Oklahoma City restaurants.  Plus, when you share these deals with friends, each friend that signs up gets a $5 credit, and you’ll get a $5 credit after your friend’s first purchase. 

 “We are extremely thankful for this donation and partnership with EatAroundOKC,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank.  “It will mean the difference between having food and going without for many Oklahomans.”

The Regional Food Bank provides enough food to feed more than 90,000 hungry Oklahomans every week through a network of 700 charitable feeding programs and elementary schools. Last fiscal year, the Regional Food Bank distributed 46,181,292 pounds of food to those in need, which is a 27 percent increase from the previous year.

Make a difference in the life of a hungry Oklahoman today.  Visit deals.eataroundokc.com and sign-up to receive money-saving deals via email, become a friend at Facebook.com/eataroundokc, or follow at Twiiter.com/eataroundokc.

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.

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 more than 750 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. In the last fiscal year, the Regional Food Bank distributed 46.1 million pounds of food and product to help the charitable community effectively feed people in need. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 400 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.  Visit regionalfoodbank.org to learn more.

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