“The goal of this month-long campaign is to raise awareness about hunger in communities and encourage Oklahomans to take action,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Whether it’s volunteering with friends, making a donation or sharing information on social media, we can all make an impact and help our Oklahoma neighbors living with hunger.”
Below are events and activities that support Hunger Action Month:
Donate to fight childhood hunger in the state.
Thanks to a generous offer from the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma, Lezlie and David Hudiburg, David Gorham and an anonymous donor, every donation to the Food for Kids Programs through September 30 will be matched – up to $150,000. To make a donation, visit foodforkids.us or call 405-600-3136.
Visit News 9 at the State Fair from September 13-23.
Join News 9 in fighting childhood hunger as the station raises donations for the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids Programs.
Sign up for the Students Against Hunger Food and Fund Drive.
It’s not too late for schools to participate in the 14th annual Students Against Hunger Food and Fund Drive. The drive runs from September 24 through November 16. For more information, or to sign up, call 405-600-3193. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer at the Regional Food Bank.
It’s a fun, team-building experience for corporate groups, a bonding experience for families and a great way for church groups to come together and give back to the community. Volunteer times are available Monday through Saturday. To sign up visit regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer.
Subway steps up to fight hunger.
Through September 8, Subway will donate 20 cents from every Cubano sale to the Regional Food Bank.
Help "meat" the need.
Tune into Magic 104.1 KMGL from September 4-7 to learn how you can help fight childhood hunger.
Buy one to give two.
Through Sept. 30, B-WAP will donate three bags to the Regional Food Bank’s Backpack Program for every purchase made at B-WAP.com that uses the code “GIVETHREE.”. Typically for every purchase made on the website, B-WAP donates two bags.
Dine out to help out.
Dine at MMR Prime Steakhouse from September 25-29 and 10% of your bill will be donated to the Regional Food Bank.
Shop though Amazon Smile.
When you do your shopping at Amazon Smile, and select the Regional Food Bank as your charity of choice, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Regional Food Bank. For more information visit smile.amazon.com.
El Toro Chino fights hunger.
El Toro Chino, located at 2801 36th Ave. in Norman, will donate a percentage of proceeds to benefit the Regional Food Bank the first Tuesday of every month.
Participate in Hunger Awareness Day.
Wear orange, the color of hunger, to support Hunger Awareness Day on Thursday, September 13. That evening, the SkyDance Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Oklahoma City will turn orange in support of Hunger Awareness Day.
Participate in "Mondays for a Change."
Each Monday, Sushi Neko and The Lobby Café & Bar donate 10% of sales to nonprofits, like the Regional Food Bank. On every Tuesday, Musashi’s Japanese Steakhouse donates 10 percent of sales.
Join the conversation on Twitter.
Help raise awareness about the one in six Oklahomans who has inconsistent access to food by using #HungerActionMonth and tag @rfbo.
Oklahoma is the fifth hungriest in the nation. Most of the clients served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hard working families who cannot make ends meet.