Oklahoma Gazette’s Restaurant Week Raises $7,200 to Fight Childhood Hunger

Donation Benefits Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids Programs

 

(OKLAHOMA CITY) — July 17, 2017 – Oklahoma Gazette’s second annual OKC Restaurant Week, presented by Central Oklahoma Cadillac Dealers, cooked up $7,200 worth of kindness that will help fight childhood hunger. Between June 9-18, nearly 30 Oklahoma City restaurants donated $1 for every prix fixe lunch and $2 for every prix fixe dinner to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids programs.

Participating restaurants included: Aria Lounge, Barrios Fine Mexican Dishes, Broadway 10 Bar & Chophouse, Cheever’s Cafe, Chef Curry To Go, Chick -N- Beer, E. S. Founder’s Restaurant inside Embassy Suites Medical Center, FLINT – Colcord Hotel, Iron Star Urban BBQ, Kitchen No. 324, La Brasa, Naylamp Peruvian Restaurant, On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, Paseo Grill, Red Prime Steak, Republic Gastropub Chisholm Creek, Republic Gastropub Classen Curve, Rococo, Sauced on Paseo, Texas de Brazil, The Drake, The Meat Market Refectory, The Melting Pot, Vast, Viceroy Grille – Ambassador Hotel, VZD’s Restaurant & Bar and Yokozuna Chisholm Creek.

This is the second year the Oklahoma Gazette’s Restaurant Week proceeds benefitted the Food for Kids programs that includes the Summer Feeding program that provides free meals to children 18 and under over the long summer months, when free and reduced price meals are not available at school. This summer, more than 120 sites in central and western Oklahoma are providing meals for children. For a list of sites text the word FOOD to 877877, visit summerfeeding.org or call 405-972-1111.

OKC Restaurant Week was presented by Central Oklahoma Cadillac Dealers. Sponsors included: Oklahoma Restaurant Association, Oklahoma Shirt Company, the Made in Oklahoma Coalition, and the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau. Beverage sponsors included: Tequila Herradura, Kendall-Jackson and Shiner Beers.

It’s never too late to join the fight against hunger in Oklahoma. For more information, visit www.regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-600-6136.

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 653 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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