(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Jan. 16, 2019 - Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma patrons raised $20,698 for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma during the holiday season run of "A Christmas Carol," presented by Devon Energy.
Following each production of the show, audiences were invited to donate to the Regional Food Bank. Lyric patrons have donated more than $162,000 since the nonprofit began collecting donations in 2011.
"It is amazing to see the generosity of Oklahomans in action during the holiday season," said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. "These donations will help provide nutritious meals for one in six Oklahomans who lives with hunger. Thank you, Lyric!"
Oklahoma is the sixth hungriest state in the nation. The donations come at a time when residents could be struggling to choose between paying for food or high utility bills. Every $1 donated helps provide four meals. Last year, the Regional Food Bank distributed 50 million pounds of food across central and western Oklahoma.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help fight hunger in Oklahoma, visit rfbo.org/donate or call 405-600-3136.