Make Your Tax Refund Count

Pay it Forward to Help Feed Hungry Oklahomans

(Oklahoma City) – Jan. 30, 2017– It’s easy to “pay it forward” this tax season.  If you are receiving a refund on your individual, joint or corporate 2016 Oklahoma tax return, you can donate a portion of your refund to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. By checking the box for “Oklahoma Food Banks” on Schedule 511- G, a portion of your tax return can provide hope, in the form of food, to more families, seniors and children throughout Oklahoma. 

“One in six Oklahomans struggles with hunger every day,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “If every Oklahoman donated a portion of their tax return, hardworking families struggling to make ends meet would have enough food to put on their table.”

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest private hunger-relief organization. During fiscal year 2016, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma distributed 52 million pounds of food and product through a network of more than 1,300 charitable feeding programs and schools throughout 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

Together, we can solve hunger.  For more information or to make a tax-deductible donation, call 405-972-1111 or visit regionalfoodbank.org.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks.  The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 126,000 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 587 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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