$180,000 Match Challenge Supports Regional Food Bank Through Sept. 30

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Aug. 21, 2019 - Double your impact in the fight against childhood hunger with the Food for Kids Match. Through Sept. 30, every dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Food for Kids Programs is matched, up to $180,000, thanks to the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma, 7-Eleven Stores, Lezlie and David Hudiburg, David Gorham and an anonymous donor.

“Our Food for Kids Programs provide important nutrition to our next generation," said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. "Thanks to our generous donors, every dollar donated will help provide eight meals to children living with food insecurity."

One in four Oklahoma children need food assistance. Living with childhood food insecurity can lead to stunted growth, iron deficiency, anemia and asthma along with anxiety and emotional issues. 

The Regional Food Bank's Food for Kids Programs helped to provide more than 2.3 million meals to chronically hungry children last school year through programs like the Summer Feeding Program. During the summer months, the program provides nutritious meals and snacks for anyone under the age of 18 at more than 130 sites across central and western Oklahoma. Last year, the program provided meals to more than 6,800 children and helps mothers, like Megan, stretch their budget while their kids are out of school. 

"It saves tremendously on our food budget," Megan said. "I've got three mouths to feed and to keep healthy, so this matters a lot."

Join the fight against childhood hunger by visiting foodforkids.us or by calling 405-600-3136.