Hunger For Change in Oklahoma

Panera Bread and the Regional Food Bank Fight Hunger Together

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Oct. 5, 2016 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma once again partnered with Panera Bread to take action and fight hunger in the state.  Through Hunger for Change, which ran from September 5 through September 9, Panera Bread and its customers raised $1,250 for the nonprofit. 

“Through Hunger for Change, Panera Bread gave customers an opportunity to round their total up to the next dollar,” Aubrey Iasiello, market relations manager for Panera Bread. “The extra change was donated to the Regional Food Bank and will provide the equivalent of 6,250 meals for Oklahomans struggling with hunger.”

Over the past five years, Panera Bread has raised more than $92,200 for the organization, which has provided the equivalent of more than 462,000 meals for hungry Oklahomans. 

“Every donation counts and makes a difference in the lives of our neighbors struggling with hunger,” said Angie Doss, director of marketing at the Regional Food Bank.  “We want to thank Panera Bread for its continued support and helping feed our neighbors.”

Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation.  Most of the clients served by the Regional Food Bank are children, seniors living on fixed incomes and working families who cannot make ends meet. 

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed 52 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

For more information about the Regional Food Bank, or to make a donation, visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-600-3136.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks.  The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 126,000 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 644 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.  For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.

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