(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Jan. 28, 2020 - The Downs Family Christmas Light Ministry in Norman raised enough food and funds for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to provide more than 229,092 meals during the holiday season.
This season, the annual holiday lights show raised $27,827 and 7,772 pounds of food. There is no charge to view the light show but visitors are encouraged to make a monetary or food donation. The show runs from Thanksgiving evening through the end of the year.
"The hard work of the Downs Family has put food on the table for thousands of Oklahomans over the past decade," said Kendra Loper, chief community engagement officer of the Regional Food Bank. "We are so grateful for their support and the generosity of the community during the holiday season."
The show has helped to provide for more than 2.2 million meals in the 11 years it has benefitted the Regional Food Bank. Their support helps the one in six Oklahomans who are food insecure, like Yeimy, who shops each month for her husband and two children at the Moore Food & Resource Center.
"We do okay...but sometimes the food runs out. Places like this help us get the food that we need," Yeimy said. "I am thankful for those that have the heart to give back."
Learn more about the fight against hunger in Oklahoma by visiting rfbo.org.