(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Aug. 22, 2017 – As part of its one-year anniversary, Freddy’s Frozen Custard in Midwest City is joining the fight against childhood hunger by raising funds to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids Backpack Program. From Aug. 24 through Sept. 21, the Midwest City location will invite customers to make cash donations for the nonprofit. Customers who make donations will have their name listed on a store display to show their support of the Backpack Program.
Freddy’s in Midwest City is located at 2824 S. Douglass Blvd. Location hours are Sunday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information about this promotion, call 405-455-5858.
One in four Oklahoma children has inconsistent access to food. Because there is a critical connection between childhood nutrition and cognitive and physical development, even nutritional deficiencies of a relatively short-term nature can negatively impact a child's health, behavior and the ability to concentrate and perform complex tasks. That’s why the Backpack Program is so important. The Backpack Program provides a backpack of kid-friendly, shelf-stable and nutritious food to sustain elementary school children over weekends and school breaks.
“We really appreciate Freddy’s in Midwest City for thinking of children in need of our help and raising donations for the Backpack Program,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Learning cannot begin until hunger ends.”
Together, we can solve childhood hunger. Every donation to Food for Kids between now and Sept. 30 will be matched, up to $150,000, thanks to the generosity of the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma, Benvenuti’s Ristorante, David Gorham and two anonymous donors. To make a donation, visit foodforkids.us 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 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 653 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.