Regional Food Bank Helping Fight Hunger Over Spring Break

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – March 14, 2019 - Through March 22, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is providing free meals and snacks to Oklahoma City Public School students who rely on free or reduced-price meals on school days.

Any student 18 and under can receive a free meal and snack thanks to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s School’s Out Program. 

"Hunger never takes a break," said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. "We hope this program can help ease anxiety for the parents of thousands of Oklahoma City Public Schools students in need of meals during spring break." 

Through March 22, any student 18 and under can receive a free lunch and snack weekdays at the following Regional Food Bank partner agencies: 

  • Douglass Recreation Center, located at 900 N. Frederick Douglass in Oklahoma City. Lunch is served at 1 p.m. and snacks are served at 3:30 p.m. 
  • Downtown YMCA, located at 1 N.W. 4th St. in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and snacks are served at 3:30 p.m. 
  • Macklanburg Recreation Center, located at 2234 N.W. 117th St. in Oklahoma City. Snacks are served at 1 p.m. and a meal is served at 3:30 p.m.
  • Melrose Recreation Center, located at 7800 Melrose Ln. in Oklahoma City. Snacks are served at 1 p.m. and a meal is served at 3 p.m. This site is only open March 18 through March 22.
  • Minnis Lakeview Recreation Center, located at 12520 N.E. 36th Street in Spencer. Snacks are served at 1 p.m. and a meal is served at 3 p.m. 
  • Schilling Recreation Center, located at 539 S.E. 25th St. in Oklahoma City. Snacks are served at 1 p.m. and a meal is served at 3 p.m. 
  • Southern Oaks Recreation Center, located at 400 S.W. 66th St. in Oklahoma City. Snacks are served at 1:30 p.m. and a meal is served at 3:30 p.m. 


The Regional Food Bank is able to provide the meals and snacks thanks to partnerships with Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation, Oklahoma City Public Schools, and the YMCA. 
Elementary school students participating in the Food for Kids Backpack Program will be provided with extra sacks of kid-friendly, nonperishable food to help them through the break. 

Join the fight to end hunger. Through the end of March, donations to help provide meals for senior citizens are matched, up to $100,000. Donate by visiting FeedOKSeniors.org.