Lyric Theatre helping fight hunger during “A Christmas Carol”

Holiday production raises donations for Regional Food Bank

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Nov. 27, 2018 - For the seventh year, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will raise money for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma during their run of “A Christmas Carol,” presented by Devon Energy, through Dec. 24 at the Plaza Theatre.

Cash donations will be collected following every performance. Dating back to 2011, Lyric Theatre patrons have donated more than $140,000 to help the one in six Oklahomans living with hunger.

“We are grateful to Lyric Theatre for continuing to help us provide nutritious food to Oklahomans living with hunger,“ said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Hunger does not take a holiday and we appreciate the thoughtfulness of both the Lyric and their audience.”

One in six Oklahomans do not have consistent access to food. Last year, Regional Food Bank distributed 50 million pounds of food to a service area of 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma. Donations go to help mothers like Amber.

“This place makes an amazing difference for us. I try really hard to take care of my family, and I’m very blessed people will help us out like this.” Amber said.

A matching gift doubles your donation through the holiday season, thanks to APMEX.com, the Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy. Every dollar helps provide eight meals. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on limited incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet.

Tickets for “A Christmas Carol” are available at LyricTheatreOKC.org or by calling Lyric’s box office at 405-524-9312. The Plaza Theatre is located at 1725 N.W. 16 St.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is leading the fight against hunger in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma and envisions a state where everyone, regardless of circumstance, has access to nutritious food. Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state's largest hunger-relief 501(c)(3) nonprofit that distributes food through a network of community-based partner agencies and schools. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. The Regional Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks.