(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Feb. 28, 2019 - For the ninth consecutive year, 12 Jersey Mike's Subs restaurants in the Oklahoma City area have partnered with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to battle hunger during the "Month of Giving" fundraising campaign.
Throughout the month of March, Jersey Mike's customers will be encouraged to make a donation to the Regional Food Bank's Food for Kids Programs. The big event of the month-long promotion is the "Day of Giving" on Wednesday, March 27 when metro Jersey Mike's locations will donate 100 percent of that day’s proceeds to the Regional Food Bank.
"Year after year Jersey' Mikes has remained committed to helping Oklahoma children receive the nutritious meals they need to thrive," said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. "We are very grateful for their ongoing generosity and dedication to fighting hunger in Oklahoma.”
Last year, metro Jersey Mike's locations shattered their record for donations by raising more than $74,000. In six years of donations, the stores have raised more than $364,000 for the Food for Kids Programs.
No child should have to worry about not getting enough to eat. The Regional Food Bank provided more than 2.3 million meals for chronically hungry children last school year through the Food for Kids Programs.
This includes programs like the Backpack Program, which provides elementary school children identified as food insecure with kid-friendly, nutritious food over weekends and holiday breaks. Elementary schools in the Regional Food Bank's 53 county-area may participate in the program. All food for the program must be purchased by the Regional Food Bank to ensure that it is kid-friendly and meets childhood nutrition guidelines.
During the "Month of Giving" more than 1,500 Jersey Mike's locations join forces with 180 local charities nationwide. The fundraising campaign has raised more than $34 million since 2010. Learn more by visiting jerseymikes.com/mog.
If you would like to donate to the Regional Food Bank's Food for Kids Programs, visit rfbo.org/donate or call 405-600-3136.