Fall Break Program Fights Hunger in Oklahoma City

Lunches Available Over Fall Break for Hungry Children

(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:

  • Douglass Recreation Center, located at 900 ML King in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served at 1 p.m. and a snack is served at 4 p.m.
  • Downtown YMCA, located at 1 N.W. 4th St. in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and a snack is served at 3:30 p.m.
  • Macklanburg, located at 2234 N.W. 117th St. in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is at 2 p.m. and a snack is served at 5 p.m.  Note: This site is only open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Mayfair Heights United Methodist Church, located at 3131 N.W. 50th St. in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served at noon and a snack is served at 2:30 p.m.  Note: This site is only open October 12 through 14.
  • Melrose Recreation Center, located at 7800 Melrose Ln. In Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served at 12 noon and a snack is served at 3:30 p.m. Note: This site is only open October 13 through 14.
  • Minnis Recreation Center, located at 12520 N.E. 36th St. in Spencer.  Lunch is served at 1 p.m. and a snack is served at 4 p.m.
  • Neighborhoods in Action, located at 1124 N. Douglas in Midwest City.  Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. and a snack is served at 4 p.m.
  • Northwest Optimist, located at 3301 N.W. Grand Blvd in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served at 12 noon and a snack is served at 3 p.m.  Note: This site is only open October 10 through 14. 
  • Pilot, located at 1435 N.W. Kate Ave. in Oklahoma City. Lunch is served at 1 p.m. and a snack is served at 4 p.m.
  • Pitts Recreation Center, located at 1920 N. Kate in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. and a snack is served at 3:30 p.m.
  • Schilling Recreation Center, located at 539 S.E. 25th St. in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served at 1 p.m. and a snack is served at 4 p.m.
  • Sellers Recreation Center, located at 8301 S. Villa in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served at 1 p.m. and a snack is served at 4 p.m.
  • Southern Oaks Recreation Center, located at 400 S.W. 66th St. in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. and a snack is served at 3:30 p.m.
  • St. Jude Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1001 N.W. 92nd. St. in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and a snack is served at 3:30 p.m.

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.

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