Natural Grocers and Regional Food Bank Partnership Bags Hunger

Bring Your Own Bag Program Raises Donations to Fight Hunger Year-Round

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Oct. 5, 2017– Natural Grocers continues to partner with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to fight hunger while helping the environment.  When Natural Grocers’ shoppers bring their own bags, the store donates a nickel to the Regional Food Bank for every bag. Over the past six years, Natural Grocers has donated more than $20,700, which has provided more than 82,800 meals for Oklahomans facing hunger.

“This is a great program that not only encourages the community to reuse grocery bags, but it also helps us feed hungry Oklahomans,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “We are so thankful for Natural Grocers for their ongoing support.”

One in six Oklahomans has inconsistent access to food.  Most of the clients served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families who struggle to make ends meet, like Kendra and her two teenage sons.

"You try to tell yourself to take it day by day but you worry about the bills, you worry about food and you worry about all this stuff because it's not an option to fail when you have kids. It's just not," she said.

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

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed more than 52 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs 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 hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The 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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