(OKLAHOMA CITY) – July 26, 2019 - The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has received a $13,000 grant from the Darden Foundation to help provide hunger relief to families in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma.
"We are so very grateful for the support from the Darden Foundation and their family of restaurants in Oklahoma," said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. "With their help, we are able to better serve those living with food insecurity in our service area, the majority of which are chronically hungry children, hardworking families struggling to make ends meet and seniors living on limited incomes."
The Regional Food Bank, a member of the Feeding America network, is one of 193 food banks to receive funding from the Darden Foundation. In the past year, the Regional Food Bank distributed 50 million pounds of food to a network of more than 1,250 community-based partner agencies. A $13,000 donation to the Regional Food Bank will help provide 52,000 meals for Oklahomans in need of food assistance.
The Darden Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity in communities across the United States. Their commitment to help is demonstrated through their partnership with Feeding America and its network of food banks across the nation. Darden operates 13 restaurants in the Regional Food Bank’s service area including Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen.
Feeding America has worked alongside the Darden Foundation for seven years in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to their ongoing support, the Feeding America network has been able to help provide even more meals to families in need.