The holiday season is in full swing — but then, it’s been like that here at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for weeks already. We’re working hard to make sure we can meet the extra need.
It’s heartbreaking to think about families facing hunger at any time of year, but at the holidays, it just hurts a little more. That’s why I’m so thankful for compassionate friends like you — and why I’m excited to share a special opportunity with you.
Thanks to a $600,000 holiday matching gift from APMEX, the Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation, any gift you give today will double in impact to help feed twice as many families facing hunger. In fact, every $1 you give helps provide 8 meals — enough to help provide meals for two families this holiday!
Please take a few minutes to read through the following stories and learn about people you’re helping throughout central and western Oklahoma. Then, please send a special gift to be doubled by the Holiday Match Campaign.
Thank you and happy holidays!
Katie Fitzgerald, MSW
Christi has always been good at stretching what she has and not letting anything go to waste. But with three children, two of whom have special needs, and being disabled herself, too often their budget is just stretched too thin.
The first time Stanley received help from the Regional Food Bank, he had just been laid off and his wife was furloughed by the government. They had four young children at home and no way to feed them.
The holidays are supposed to be a magical time of year. A time for food, family and being thankful. But for families, seniors and others who are having a difficult time getting by, it can also be a big source of added stress.