Response to COVID-19 as of May 18, 2020


May 18 4 p.m. update

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma continues to work with the USDA and the Oklahoma State Department of Education to open free meal sites for children. Forty sites are currently open with many more expected to open in the coming weeks.

“These meal sites are important to ensure Oklahoma children continue to receive the nutrition they need to thrive and grow,” said Deb Bunting, interim CEO of the Regional Food Bank. “We appreciate the hard work of the State Department of Education and the USDA on helping get these sites open.”

To find a meal site near you, please visit rfbo.org/summermeals. Any child, up to the age of 18, is eligible to receive a free meal and snack each weekday. Out of an abundance of caution, the meals are provided in a grab-and-go fashion so children or their parents can safely pick up the meals and return home.

For general food assistance, visit rfbo.org/get-help or call 405-972-1111.

Quick Links To Get Help

Please note that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, some agencies may alter hours of operation. Please call ahead of time to ensure the site is open and if there are any special requirements. If unable to find assistance, please call 405-972-1111.

Background

Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger-relief nonprofit, serving 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma. The Regional Food Bank works with more than 1,300 community-based partner agencies to provide food assistance to chronically hungry children, seniors living on limited incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. Each week, the Regional Food Bank distributes 1 million pounds of food including fresh produce.

The Regional Food Bank is a food-delivery model food bank. Our service area covers 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma, a 48,000-square-mile region. Partner agencies access an online ordering system to order needed food and the Regional Food Bank delivers the orders based upon a pre-established delivery schedule.