It's Food Drive Time

Donate to the Letter Carriers' Food Drive This Saturday

(OKLAHOMA CITY)  – May 13, 2016 – On May 14, help “Stamp Out Hunger” by participating in the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. Leave canned food and other non-perishable food donations by your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up on Saturday.  Donations can also be dropped off at your local post office.  

Most needed items include: canned meats, meat-based soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter, and rice and beans.  Nonperishable food donations can also be dropped off at participating post offices.  Monetary donations can also be made online at feedinghope.org or by calling 405.600.3136.  Every dollar donated will provide five meals for Oklahomans with inconsistent access to food.

As the demand for food assistance continues to rise, the Regional Food Bank depends upon the generosity of the community to support its mission of “Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope.” 

“Mary is a single working mother that is trying to make ends meet every month,” shared a partner agency of the Regional Food Bank.  “Recently, she was unable to work for several days due to illness. This made things very hard for her family.  She says that if it had not been for the pantry, she would not have diapers and enough food along with paying utilities and rent. She is very grateful and thankful for the help in a very difficult time.”

The Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers’ Food and Fund Drive is sponsored by Devon Energy Corporation.  Presenting Sponsors include: Accenture, Chesapeake Energy Corporation and the Cresap Family Foundation.  The drive is also sponsored by: AFL-CIO, American Fidelity Foundation, Arnold Outdoor, Bank of Oklahoma, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Express Employment Professionals, The Grainger Foundation, Homeland, JAKE FM, Journal Record, KOMA, Lamar Outdoor, La Zeta, LINN Energy, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Magic 104.1 KMGL, Marathon Oil, Mercy, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Association of Rural Letter Carriers, News 9, OGE Energy Corp., Oklahoma City Firefighters Assoc. Local 157, The Oklahoman, OU Medicine, Paycom, Riverwind Casino, Seagate Technology, Tyler Outdoor, United States Postal Service, United Supermarkets, United Way of Central Oklahoma and Valpak.

For more information about the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, ask your letter carrier, contact your local post office, or call Natalie Price at (405) 600-3174 or email nprice@regionalfoodbank.org.  

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 49.9 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,250 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties

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 116,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,250 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 600 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.

###