(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Jan. 28, 2019 – Although the federal government shutdown has ended, impacted federal employees will not begin receiving back pay until later this week or the start of next week and impacted federal contractors are unlikely to receive back pay. As a result, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will offer four mobile food distributions this week. Guests will need to show their federal ID or proof of employment to receive assistance.
The distribution sites are:
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 5:30-7 p.m.
Anadarko – Anadarko High School, 1400 Warrior Dr.
Chandler - Agri-Civic Center, 1023 W. 15th St.
Yukon - Yukon High School, 1777 S. Yukon Parkway
Thursday, Jan. 31, 5:30-7 p.m.
Chickasha - Grady County Fairgrounds, 500 E. Choctaw Ave.
Guests will receive a variety of foods including pasta, cereal, peanut butter, canned vegetables and meat, fresh produce, frozen protein and bread.
“Although federal employees are returning to work this week, we feel that there will still be a need for food assistance among a number the employees and contractors,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.
In addition to the mobile distributions, a number of the Regional Food Bank’s community-based partner agencies are offering extended hours to provide food assistance to those impacted. To see a list of agencies and hours, click here, visit rfbo.org/government-shutdown or call 405-972-1111.
In addition to providing food assistance to federal employees impacted by the recent shutdown, the Regional Food Bank continues to serve Oklahomans living with hunger through a network of 300 community-based partner agencies. Anyone in need of food assistance in central and western Oklahoma can find nearby food pantries at rfbo.org/gethelp or calling 405-972-1111.
Donations are needed to help the Regional Food Bank meet the increased need that occurred during the shutdown. To make a monetary donation, please visit rfbo.org/shutdown or call 405-600-3136.