Jersey Mike’s Subs on Memorial Takes A Bite Out of Hunger

Raises Donations to Fight Childhood Hunger

OKLAHOMA CITY– (Aug. 24, 2015) – From August 24 through August 30, Jersey Mike’s Subs, located at 2522 W. Memorial Road in Oklahoma City, will once again join the fight against childhood hunger in Oklahoma.  The store has distributed nearly 5,000 cards that allow customers to receive a free sub for a minimum $2 donation to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids programs. Cards are still available at the store.

One in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank.  “No child should have to worry where their next meal will come from.”

Last school year, the Regional Food Bank provided the equivalent of 2.7 million meals to chronically hungry children through Food for Kids childhood hunger programs: the Backpack Program, Kids Cafe, Summer Feeding, and School Pantries. 

  • Through the Backpack Program, children receive a backpack full of kid-friendly, non-perishable and nutritious food on Friday to sustain them over weekends and school holidays. 
  • The School Pantry Program provides chronically hungry middle and high school students with food to sustain them after school and over the weekends.
  • Kids Cafe and Snack Sites, an afterschool and summer program provides food, mentoring, tutoring, and a variety of other activities to more than 2,600 at-risk children in central and western Oklahoma. 

“Jersey Mike’s is a valued partner in the fight against childhood hunger in Oklahoma,” said Bivens.  “Over the past few years, Jersey Mike’s stores have donated more than $164,000 to ensure that children have enough to eat year-round.”

To learn more about the Regional Food Bank, visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405.600.3136. 

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private domestic hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed nearly 50 million pounds of food and products through a network of nearly 1,200 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest private domestic hunger relief organization.  The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 110,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of nearly 1,200 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 600 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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