(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Dec. 13, 2017 – For Oklahoma City students who participate in the free and reduced-price school meal program at their school can still access good, nutritious food during the winter break. The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is partnering with eight sites around the metro to provide meals and snacks to students, Dec. 14 through Dec. 29.
Any child 18 and under can receive a free meal and a snack on weekdays at the sites listed below. All sites are open Dec. 14-15, 18-22, and 27-29 unless otherwise noted.
The School’s Out Winter Break program is part of the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids Programs. It is made possible through a partnership with Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department and the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City to provide free meals, snacks and safe places to play in in Oklahoma City.
The Regional Food Bank is also providing elementary school children on the Food for Kids Backpack Program with extra sacks of food over the winter break. Through the Backpack Program, children receive a backpack full of kid-friendly, nonperishable and nutritious food on Friday to sustain them over weekends and school holidays.
Hunger never takes a holiday. Thanks to a generous matching challenge from APMEX.com, the Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation every gift received through Jan. 15 will be matched, dollar for dollar - up to $600,000, for a total impact of $1.2 million. To make a tax-deductible donation, call 405-600-3136 or visit regionalfoodbank.org. Once the match is met, every $1 donated will provide five meals to Oklahomans living with hunger.
In accordance with federal law and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call 202-720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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 501(c)(3) 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 Oklahomans living with hunger. 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.