Mckenzie Mattair will never forget December 9, 2017. “I was working, and my dad called. When he told me our house had burned down, I just broke down in tears. I was in shock.”
Nobody in her family was hurt, but the house was gone. Prized belongings, Christmas presents, and worst of all, beloved family pets … all lost.
Once a week, Christina Blunt drives to Moore Food & Resource Center (FRC), a program of the Regional Food Bank, and loads her truck full of boxes of food. Then, she delivers them to schools that participate in the Regional Food Bank’s Backpack Program. The backpacks provide children facing hunger with enough healthy food for a weekend.
“When you get out and visit the schools, you realize how much the kids rely on the backpacks,” Christina says. “The food really fills a gap for them.”
Layna James remembers when she was a little girl and money was short, her mother could always count on the Regional Food Bank to help her family make it to the end of the month. Now a wife and mom herself, Layna knows that when she and her husband Michael need a hand, they can still count on good people like you and the help they can find at Our Daily Bread, a Regional Food Bank partner in Stillwater.
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Ordinarily, we love to show the faces of the people you’re helping through your support of the Regional Food Bank. But in this case, we’re not going to. We promised we wouldn’t.
We met Rebecca (not her real name) and her young child at a Regional Food Bank partner agency outside Oklahoma City. They’ve only been in the area a few weeks, having fled an abusive husband and father in another part of the state. Rebecca was nervous about having their photo taken, so we put our camera away.