(Oklahoma City) - Jan. 23, 2017 – For the fifth year in a row, Sprouts Farmers Market invited its customers to join the fight against hunger through its annual Grab ‘N Give promotion. During November and December, Sprouts customers purchased and donated bags of groceries to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. In total, 11,758 pounds of food were donated to the fight hugner.
"We want to thank Sprouts and its customers for helping us provide the equivalent of 9,798 meals for Oklahomans struggling with hunger this winter,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “Our clients depend upon the generosity of others to help keep food on their table. We are grateful that so many have stepped up to feed their hungry neighbors.”
One in six Oklahomans has inconsistent access to food. The majority of clients served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes, and working families who cannot make ends meet.
The Regional Food Bank is the largest private hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma, distributing 52 million meals to Oklahomans struggling with hunger throughout central and western Oklahoma, yet it is not enough.
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.