(Oklahoma City) – July 26, 2017 – The Oklahoma City Dodgers invite fans to step up to the plate in the fight against hunger by bringing non-perishable food donations to the July 30th baseball game. Donations benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
“We want to thank the Oklahoma City Dodgers for raising awareness about the issue of hunger in Oklahoma and for encouraging fans to join the fight against hunger,” says Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.
Most needed food donations include: canned meat, vegetables and fruits; beans and rice; peanut butter and healthy, non-perishable food items.
One in six Oklahomans struggles with hunger and one in four children in the state has inconsistent access to food. Oklahoma continually ranks among the hungriest states in the United States. The majority of clients served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, senior citizens living on fixed incomes and working families who cannot make ends meet.
The food drive is part of Minor League Baseball’s partnership with BUSH’S Beans that help support local communities with food drives to help strike out hunger. The event is held in July during National Baked Beans Month. The Dodgers are the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers and will host the Tacoma Rainiers on July 30 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr. in Oklahoma City. Gates open at 5 p.m. for the 6:05 p.m. game.
It’s never too late to join in the effort to end hunger in Oklahoma. To make a financial donation, please visit regionalfoodbank.org/donate or call 405-600-3136.
About the Regional Food Bank
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest 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 653 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry. For more information, visit up to $http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.