(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Oct. 6, 2016 – While many Oklahoma City Public School students are planning fun activities for fall break next week, others are forced to think about what they will do for food while school is out. More than 80 percent of children attending Oklahoma City public schools receive free or reduced cost school meals. Thanks to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, and support from the community, any student 18 and under can receive lunch and a snack from 14 sites around the metro during fall break.
“One in four children in Oklahoma will struggle with hunger today,” said Cari Ogden, vice president of community initiatives for the Regional Food Bank. “A child should never have to worry about whether or not they will have food.”
Through this program, students can receive a sack lunch and a snack from October 10 through 21, Monday through Friday, at the following locations and times:
Students who already participate in the Food for Kids Backpack Program in OKCPS will receive an extra sack of food to take home on October 9th. Through the Backpack Program, children receive a backpack full of kid-friendly, non-perishable and nutritious food every Friday to sustain them over weekends and school holidays.
Together, we can solve hunger. For more information visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-972-1111.
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 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.
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.