(OKLAHOMA CITY) – June 8, 2020 - As summer break officially begins, any child 18 and under can receive free, nutritious meals at more than 80 sites through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Summer Feeding Program.
In Oklahoma, one in four children live with food insecurity. With schools no longer providing food until the school year begins, many children are left without their primary source of nutritious food.
"You can’t thrive and grow if you don’t have nutritious food during the summer months," said Deb Bunting, interim CEO of the Regional Food Bank. "Oklahoma children should not have to worry about where their next meal will come from."
The Regional Food Bank prepares and packs the meals and snacks in its production kitchen, Hope's Kitchen. The food is then delivered to community-based partner agencies who distribute it to children in their communities. Each site will be following precautions to safely distribute food to children.
Summer Feeding sites are available in 19 counties. In Oklahoma County alone, more than 32 sites are open. Additional sites will be added in the following weeks.
A full list of sites participating in the Summer Feeding Program and when they offer meals and snacks can be found by visiting rfbo.org/summermeals.
Summer meals are provided through support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will be provided equally and without charge to all children age 18 and younger, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
To file a complaint of discrimination, call 800-795-3272 or write to:
Office of Adjudication 1400 Independence Ave.
SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Help fight hunger this summer by donating to the Regional Food Bank. Donate by visiting rfbo.org/give or by calling 405-972-1111.