(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Feb. 23, 2017 – On Feb. 28, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, located at 7307 N. MacArthur, Unit 100 in Oklahoma City, is fighting childhood hunger by donating 10 percent of sales to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids programs.
“It’s important for us to give back to our community,” said Rohit K. Patel with Hare Rama LLC - Tropical Smoothie Cafe. “We are donating to Food for Kids to ensure that Oklahoma children don’t go to bed hungry.”
One four children has inconsistent access to food. Last school year, the Regional Food Bank provided the equivalent of nearly three million meals to chronically hungry children through its Food for Kids childhood hunger programs, which includes the Backpack Program, School Pantries, Summer Feeding and Kids Cafe. An afterschool program, Kids Cafe provides food, mentoring, tutoring, and a variety of other activities to nearly 6,000 at-risk children at 37 sites in central and western Oklahoma.
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. To learn more about the Regional Food Bank, or to make a tax-deductible donation, 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 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.