Barnes & Noble Turns the Page on Hunger

Holds Book Drive to Support Food for Kids Programs This

Holiday Season

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Nov. 4, 2016 – Tis the season of giving and Barnes and Noble, located at 13800 N. May Ave. in Oklahoma City, is turning the page on hunger.  Through December 25, the store is collecting book donations for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids programs.

“If children don’t have access to food, they do not have access to books at home,” said Michelle Mauk community business development manager at Barnes & Noble.  “We want to ensure that every child has the opportunity to enjoy reading.”

All books raised will be donated to Food For Kids.  Last school year, the Regional Food Bank provided the equivalent of nearly three million meals to chronically hungry children through Food for Kids childhood hunger programs, which includes the Backpack Program.

Through the Backpack Program, children receive a backpack full of kid-friendly, non-perishable and nutritious food on Friday to sustain them over weekends and school holidays.  Last school year, more than 18,800 students in 512 schools participated in the Backpack Program.

Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation, where one in four children struggles with hunger every day. Most of the clients served by the Regional Food Bank are children, seniors living on fixed incomes and working families who cannot make ends meet. 

Together, we can solve hunger.  To make a donation, or for more information, visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-600-3136.

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed 52 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. For more information call 405-972-1111 or visit regionalfoodbank.org.

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 644 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.

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