(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Jan. 29, 2020 - In nine years, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma patrons have raised more than $178,000 for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma during the holiday season run of "A Christmas Carol," presented by Devon Energy.
Since 2011, audiences have been invited to donate to the Regional Food Bank following each production of the show. During the 2019 holiday season, patrons donated $16,071 to the fight against hunger in Oklahoma.
"We end each season with Lyric’s ‘A Christmas Carol,’ to not only celebrate the holiday season, but it reminds us all of the importance of community, family and the need to open our hearts to those in need," said Michael Baron, producing artistic director at Lyric Theatre. "I am so thankful to the staff at Lyric and our patrons who joined us this year for giving so generously to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma."
One in six Oklahomans live with food insecurity every day. Last year, the Regional Food Bank distributed more than 51 million pounds of food to its partners in central and western Oklahoma.
"We are so appreciative to the Lyric Theatre and their generous patrons who each year have been so dedicated to the fight against hunger in Oklahoma," said Kendra Loper, chief community engagement officer of the Regional Food Bank. "These donations will help provide food assistance to thousands of Oklahomans."
For every $1 donated, the Regional Food Bank can provide four meals to those living with hunger. Make a donation by visiting rfbo.org/give or by calling 405-600-3161.