(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Oct. 4, 2017 – Thanks to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and its community partners, Oklahoma City Public Schools students 18 years of age and under can receive a free lunch and snack from seven sites around the Oklahoma City metro area during the district’s fall break from Oct. 9 through Oct. 20.
“One in four children in Oklahoma will struggle with hunger today,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “No child should ever have to worry about whether or not they will have food. That’s why the fall break program is so important.”
Through the program, students can receive a sack lunch and a snack, Monday through Friday, Oct. 9 through Oct. 20 unless otherwise noted, at the following Oklahoma City locations and times:
Elementary school students who already participate in the Food for Kids Backpack Program in the Oklahoma City Public Schools will receive an extra bag of food to take home on Oct. 9. 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.
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 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 613 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.