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September is Hunger Action Month
Take Action and Join the Movement to End Hunger
(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Sept. 5, 2018 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma invites Oklahomans to join the movement to end hunger in the state by participating in Hunger Action Month during September.
“The goal of this month-long campaign is to raise awareness about hunger in communities and encourage Oklahomans to take action,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Whether it’s volunteering with friends, making a donation or sharing information on social media, we can all make an impact and help our Oklahoma neighbors living with hunger.”
Below are events and activities in support of Hunger Action Month:
- Donate to fight childhood hunger in the state. Thanks to a generous offer from the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma, Lezlie and David Hudiburg and David Gorham and an anonymous donor, every donation to the Food for Kids Programs through Sept. 30 will be matched – up to $150,000. To make a donation, visit foodforkids.us or call 405-600-3136.
- Subway steps up to fight hunger. Through Sept. 8, Subway will donate 20 cents from every Cubano sale to the Regional Food Bank.
- Help “Meat” the Need. Tune into Magic 104.1 KMGL from Sept. 4-7 to learn how you can help fight childhood hunger.
- El Toro Chino fights hunger. El Toro Chino, located at 2801 36th Ave. in Norman, will donate a percentage of proceeds to benefit the Regional Food Bank the first Tuesday of every month.
- Visit News 9 at the State Fair from Sept. 13- 23. Join News 9 in fighting childhood hunger as the station raises donations for the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids Programs.
- Buy one to give two. Through Sept. 30, B-WAP will donate three bags to the Regional Food Bank’s Backpack Program for every purchase made at B-WAP.com that uses the code “GIVETHREE”. Typically for every purchase made on the website, B-WAP donates two bags.
- Participate in Hunger Awareness Day. Wear orange, the color of hunger, to support Hunger Awareness Day on Thursday, Sept. 13. That evening, the SkyDance Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Oklahoma City will turn orange in support of Hunger Awareness Day.
- Sign up for the Students Against Hunger Food and Fund Drive. It’s not too late for schools to participate in the 14th annual Students Against Hunger Food and Fund Drive. The drive runs from Sept. 24 through Nov. 16. For more information, or to sign up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-600-3193.
- Dine out to help out. Dine at MMR Prime Steakhouse from Sept. 25-29 and 10% of your bill will be donated to the Regional Food Bank.
- Participate in “Mondays for a Change.” Each Monday, Sushi Neko and The Lobby Café & Bar donate 10 percent of sales to nonprofits, like the Regional Food Bank. On every Tuesday, Musashi’s Japanese Steakhouse donates 10 percent of sales.
- Shop through Amazon Smile. When you do your shopping at Amazon Smile, and select the Regional Food Bank as your charity of choice, Amazon donates 0.5 percent of the purchase price to the Regional Food Bank. For more information visit smile.amazon.com.
- Volunteer at the Regional Food Bank. It’s a fun, team-building experience for corporate groups, a bonding experience for families and a great way for church groups to come together and give back to the community. Volunteer times are available Monday through Saturday. To sign up visit regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer.
- Join the conversation on Twitter. Help raise awareness about the one in six Oklahomans who has inconsistent access to food by using #HungerActionMonth and tag @rfbo.
For more information about Hunger Action Month, including an interactive calendar, visit regionalfoodbank.org/HAM.
Oklahoma is the fifth hungriest in the nation. Most of the clients served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hard working families who cannot make ends meet. Clients like Ann, a married mother of five, who shops for food at the Community Market of Pottawatomie County, a partner agency of the Regional Food Bank.
“My husband works full-time and I work part-time but it’s never enough,” she said. ”You strive to provide everything for your family but it’s a really big struggle with school supplies, school clothes, the rent.”
Together, we can solve hunger. To make a donation, or for more information, visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-972-1111.
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 746 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. For more information, call 405-972-1111, visit regionalfoodbank.org, find us on Facebook at.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/rfbo.