Fall Break Program Helps Fight Childhood Hunger in Oklahoma City

Free Lunches and Snacks Available Over Fall Break

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Oct. 4, 2017 – Thanks to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and its community partners, Oklahoma City Public Schools students 18 years of age and under can receive a free lunch and snack from seven sites around the Oklahoma City metro area during the district’s fall break from Oct. 9 through Oct. 20.   

“One in four children in Oklahoma will struggle with hunger today,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “No child should ever have to worry about whether or not they will have food. That’s why the fall break program is so important.”

Through the program, students can receive a sack lunch and a snack, Monday through Friday, Oct. 9 through Oct. 20 unless otherwise noted, at the following Oklahoma City locations and times:

  • Douglass Recreation Center, 900 N. Frederick Douglass Ave.  Lunch is served at 1 p.m. and a snack is served at 4 p.m.
  • Downtown YMCA, 1 N.W. 4th St. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and a snack is served at 3:30 p.m.
  • Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, 123 N. McCormick at the Let’s Play Soccer Arena. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. and a snack is served at 3:30 p.m. This location is serving only on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20.
  • Pilot Center, 1435 N.W. 2nd St. Lunch is served at noon and a snack is served at 4 p.m.
  • St. Jude Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 N.W. 92nd. St.  Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and a snack is served at 3:30 p.m.
  • Schilling Recreation Center, 539 S.E. 25th St. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and a snack is served at 3:30 p.m.
  • Southern Oaks Recreation Center, 400 S.W. 66th St. Lunch is served at noon and a snack is served at 3 p.m.

Elementary school students who already participate in the Food for Kids Backpack Program in the Oklahoma City Public Schools will receive an extra bag of food to take home on Oct. 9. Through the Backpack Program, children receive a backpack full of kid-friendly, non-perishable and nutritious food every Friday to sustain them over weekends and school holidays.

Together, we can solve hunger.  For more information visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-972-1111.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 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 613 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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